Introduction

In this guide, we will show you how to open the device and replace the screen. Before you start, make sure your device is powered off.

Image 1/2: Make sure you use sweeping motions with the heat gun, instead of hovering over one area. Image 2/2: Make sure you use sweeping motions with the heat gun, instead of hovering over one area.
  • 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.

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Image 1/1: Be careful not to bend the screen by pushing it too far from the rest of the device.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Be mindful of the orange cable connecting the screen to the mid-bottom of the device. Image 2/3: Be mindful of the orange cable connecting the screen to the mid-bottom of the device. Image 3/3: Be mindful of the orange cable connecting the screen to the mid-bottom of the device.
  • 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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  • To remove the screen from the device, use tweezers to gently pull the orange cable from its connection to the screen.

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Conclusion

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

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Thankyou so much!

Judie Buder @me.com - Reply

Very nice, but even Amazon is not marketing the replacement screens.

Wendy Huntington Parker Fages - Reply

True, but if you happen to find another dysfunctional Fire ( with an intact screen) you can always harvest the display from that one and put it on your functioning unit. Long shot. But that's why this repair guide is still helpful even though parts aren't readily available.

Kelsea Weber -

Fingers crossed Amazon offers more parts in the future! :)

Kelsea Weber -

There's a thought i didn't have. I Asked Alibaba if theirs would be compatable. No answer yet. What else goes wrong with them? Who would try and sell a broken one? What do you think about using an iron over a tea towel instead of a heat gun?

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