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Amazon Fire HD 8 Bottom Speaker Replacement

What you need

  1. Amazon Fire HD 8 Bottom Speaker Replacement, Screen: step 1, image 1 of 2 Amazon Fire HD 8 Bottom Speaker Replacement, Screen: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Heat the edges of the screen with a heat gun on the lowest setting by using sweeping motions from about 8-10 inches away.

    • Make sure you use sweeping motions with the heat gun, instead of hovering over one area.

  2. Amazon Fire HD 8 Bottom Speaker Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • After 1-2 minutes, use a plastic opening tool to pry the screen loose. Start at the top right corner and gently pry the screen from the device.

    • Be careful not to bend the screen by pushing it too far from the rest of the device.

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    • Slide a plastic opening tool and spudger along the underside of the screen using enough force to peel the screen and the adhesive strip from the other half of the device.

    • Be mindful of the orange cable connecting the screen to the mid-bottom of the device.

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    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
    $4.99
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    • To remove the screen from the device, use tweezers to gently pull the orange cable from its connection to the screen.

  5. Amazon Fire HD 8 Bottom Speaker Replacement, Bottom Speaker: step 5, image 1 of 1
    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
    $4.99
    Buy
    • Using tweezers, carefully lift the copper strip from the right side of the speaker.

  6. Amazon Fire HD 8 Bottom Speaker Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 Amazon Fire HD 8 Bottom Speaker Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the two screws located on the top left and bottom right of the speaker using a T4 screwdriver.

  7. Amazon Fire HD 8 Bottom Speaker Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the right side of the speaker and carefully unhook and remove it from the device.

    • Be mindful of the white wire connecting the speaker to the device.

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    • Set aside the black speaker and follow the white wire to its connection on the upper left side of the motherboard.

    • Using tweezers, gently pry the black clip upward from the board.

Conclusion

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

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I would like to ask if you happen to know the part number of the speaker and where I could acquire said device?

Thank you a very helpful walk-through guide

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