Introduction

Use this guide to replace the motherboard in your Amazon Fire HD 10.

Avoid prying near bottom right hand side due to LCD Connector Use a plastic opening tool to pry the screen up in the right hand corner. Use a plastic opening tool to pry the screen up in the right hand corner.
  • Avoid prying near bottom right hand side due to LCD Connector

  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the screen up in the right hand corner.

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Do not completely remove the screen yet as there is a ZIF connector connected.
  • Do not completely remove the screen yet as there is a ZIF connector connected.

  • Lift the screen and digitizer from the case.

  • You may need to use some force due to the glue.

What is a ZIP connector? What does it look like?

Beldenr - Reply

Hi Beldenr! We happen to have a handy guide for a lot of different types of connectors, including ZIF connectors.

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Be mindful of the ZIF connector. Disconnect the ribbon connector from the digitizer side using your hands or the plastic opening tool.
  • Be mindful of the ZIF connector.

  • Disconnect the ribbon connector from the digitizer side using your hands or the plastic opening tool.

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Remove the screen and digitizer from the case completely.
  • Remove the screen and digitizer from the case completely.

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Locate the power cable that links the battery to the motherboard. Carefully unplug the battery power cable to disconnect the battery from the motherboard. The third image shows what it should look like with the battery power cable is disconnected.
  • Locate the power cable that links the battery to the motherboard.

  • Carefully unplug the battery power cable to disconnect the battery from the motherboard.

  • The third image shows what it should look like with the battery power cable is disconnected.

Battery removal is optional for the motherboard, but is a great addition to this guide for completeness.

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Begin by locating the double sided pull tape locations. Do not lift on the battery when doing the following step.  You will bend it.  It is very pliable. Pull the black soft tabs  to release the tape's adhesion.
  • Begin by locating the double sided pull tape locations.

  • Do not lift on the battery when doing the following step. You will bend it. It is very pliable.

  • Pull the black soft tabs to release the tape's adhesion.

  • Make sure you pull the tabs slowly and continuously away from the case until the adhesive is completely out.

  • Do this to all 4 tabs until the battery is completely free of adhesion to the device's backing.

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Make sure all the adhesive is removed before trying to lift the battery from the case. After the battery is totally free of any adhesion, simply lift the battery from the case. After the battery is totally free of any adhesion, simply lift the battery from the case.
  • Make sure all the adhesive is removed before trying to lift the battery from the case.

  • After the battery is totally free of any adhesion, simply lift the battery from the case.

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Inspect battery for any leakage. Please follow all U.S. regulations and laws when disposing or recycling the battery. Please follow all U.S. regulations and laws when disposing or recycling the battery.
  • Inspect battery for any leakage.

  • Please follow all U.S. regulations and laws when disposing or recycling the battery.

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Remove the single T5 Torx screw at the base of the camera. Once removed, place the screw aside in a safe location.
  • Remove the single T5 Torx screw at the base of the camera.

  • Once removed, place the screw aside in a safe location.

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Lift the camera from the case using the plastic opening tool. The camera is still connected to the motherboard via the ZIF connector.
  • Lift the camera from the case using the plastic opening tool.

  • The camera is still connected to the motherboard via the ZIF connector.

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Gently grab the camera and pull  to remove. The camera is now free from the motherboard.
  • Gently grab the camera and pull to remove.

  • The camera is now free from the motherboard.

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Remove the two screws from front facing camera using the T5 Torx Screwdriver. Make sure you place the screws in a safe location nearby. Make sure you place the screws in a safe location nearby.
  • Remove the two screws from front facing camera using the T5 Torx Screwdriver.

  • Make sure you place the screws in a safe location nearby.

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Lift the black plastic cover once the screws are removed. Place aside for later reassembly.
  • Lift the black plastic cover once the screws are removed.

  • Place aside for later reassembly.

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Detach the connector using a plastic opening tool or spudger. The camera is still connected to the motherboard.
  • Detach the connector using a plastic opening tool or spudger.

  • The camera is still connected to the motherboard.

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Grip the camera and lift up to detach the ZIF connector from the motherboard. Grip the camera and lift up to detach the ZIF connector from the motherboard.
  • Grip the camera and lift up to detach the ZIF connector from the motherboard.

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Lift the ZIF connector up to disconnect from the motherboard.
  • Lift the ZIF connector up to disconnect from the motherboard.

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Disconnect the connectors using the plastic opening tool. Disconnect the connectors using the plastic opening tool. Disconnect the connectors using the plastic opening tool.
  • Disconnect the connectors using the plastic opening tool.

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Remove the ten T5 Torx screws securing the motherboard to the case. Keep the screws together in a safe place for reassembly.
  • Remove the ten T5 Torx screws securing the motherboard to the case.

  • Keep the screws together in a safe place for reassembly.

Before moving to the removal of the motherboard, there are VERY small and EXTREMELY breakable ZIF sockets for the power button and volume buttons. I didn't realize this and started to pull the motherboard out. Thankfully they disengaged but the flaps that lock them back in are nearly paper thin. Use caution, particularly when reinstalling and closing the ZIF sockets. Lastly the power button was lose in my deinstallation because I removed the screw. It's not necessary to remove that screw.

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Lift and pull the motherboard down, gently, towards the case using the tweezers. Lift and pull the motherboard down, gently, towards the case using the tweezers. Lift and pull the motherboard down, gently, towards the case using the tweezers.
  • Lift and pull the motherboard down, gently, towards the case using the tweezers.

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Conclusion

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

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Just for the record, my screws were T4, not T5.

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Where is a reliable store to buy this motherboard?

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