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Introduction

The Amazon Fire 5th generation uses a 2980 mAh rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack. When replacing the battery pack, ensure that the proper safety and protective gear are used to avoid potential harm.

Parts

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  1. Ensure that your device is turned off. Remove any micro-SD card that may be installed in the Fire. Failure to do so could damage the micro-SD card itself or the micro-SD card reader on the Fire.
    • Ensure that your device is turned off.

    • Remove any micro-SD card that may be installed in the Fire. Failure to do so could damage the micro-SD card itself or the micro-SD card reader on the Fire.

    • Holding the Fire firmly, wedge a plastic opening tool into the crease on the edge of the device.

    • Slowly work the plastic opening tool around the device until the entire back cover releases from the front of the device.

  2. Using angled ESD precision tweezers, lift up on the battery cables to separate the battery connector from its socket. Be sure to lift the battery connector cables themselves and not the actual socket.  Doing this step incorrectly could damage the connector. Be sure to lift the battery connector cables themselves and not the actual socket.  Doing this step incorrectly could damage the connector.
    • Using angled ESD precision tweezers, lift up on the battery cables to separate the battery connector from its socket.

    • Be sure to lift the battery connector cables themselves and not the actual socket. Doing this step incorrectly could damage the connector.

  3. Carefully and slowly work a large plastic opening tool along the edge of the battery pack. Angle the tool to pry it up. When you have successfully lifted the battery pack up on one side or corner, carefully wedge the opening tool under the pack about 1/2" and work around the rest of the sides. Be careful not to bend the battery. Don't use too much force, as it can damage the battery.
    • Carefully and slowly work a large plastic opening tool along the edge of the battery pack. Angle the tool to pry it up.

    • When you have successfully lifted the battery pack up on one side or corner, carefully wedge the opening tool under the pack about 1/2" and work around the rest of the sides.

    • Be careful not to bend the battery. Don't use too much force, as it can damage the battery.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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8 Comments

Where do you purchase the replacement battery (and what part number)?

John LaRue - Reply

Thanks for this guide Maximilian, and also for the link to purchase the battery, commenter Jorge! Those batteries seem to be pretty difficult to find online. Amazon definitely doesn’t make it easy to find them even on their own site, though they seem happy to sell a replacement fire… :)

crimsontideaggie - Reply

Update: I had to do two of these, and it didn’t take me any longer than 10 minutes for either one of them. Easy peasy, thanks for the clear and concise guide.

crimsontideaggie - Reply

If the battery connector comes off does it need soldering back on

Ashley Pollen - Reply

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