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Amazon Fire HD 8 Rear-facing Camera Replacement

What you need

  1. Amazon Fire HD 8 Rear-facing Camera Replacement, Screen: step 1, image 1 of 2 Amazon Fire HD 8 Rear-facing Camera 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 Rear-facing Camera 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.

  3. Amazon Fire HD 8 Rear-facing Camera Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 3 Amazon Fire HD 8 Rear-facing Camera Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 3 Amazon Fire HD 8 Rear-facing Camera Replacement: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

  4. Amazon Fire HD 8 Rear-facing Camera Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 3 Amazon Fire HD 8 Rear-facing Camera Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 3 Amazon Fire HD 8 Rear-facing Camera Replacement: step 4, image 3 of 3
    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 Rear-facing Camera Replacement, Rear-facing Camera: step 5, image 1 of 2 Amazon Fire HD 8 Rear-facing Camera Replacement, Rear-facing Camera: step 5, image 2 of 2
    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
    $4.99
    Buy
    • Pop the camera out of the rear-facing camera casing by carefully pulling the orange cable with the tweezers.

  6. Amazon Fire HD 8 Rear-facing Camera Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 Amazon Fire HD 8 Rear-facing Camera Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Flip up the tab on the ZIF connector at the end of the ribbon cable.

    • Grasp the underside of the orange cable with the tweezers and gently slide the camera out of the connector.

Conclusion

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

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