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

No parts required.

Ensure that your device is turned off. Holding the Fire firmly, wedge a plastic opening tool into the crease on the edge of the device.
  • Ensure that your device is turned off.

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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Conclusion

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

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

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