Introduction

This guide takes you step by step through the process required to replace the motherboard of the Amazon Fire TV Stick. This task is simple and should not take more than a few minutes. To complete this you will need a plastic opening tool. If you follow the easy steps you will successfully remove the faulty motherboard and replace it.

Parts

No parts required.

Insert a plastic opening  tool into the seam on either side of the device. Side the plastic opening tools along the seam of the stick and pry the top half  of the case away from the bottom.
  • Insert a plastic opening tool into the seam on either side of the device.

  • Side the plastic opening tools along the seam of the stick and pry the top half of the case away from the bottom.

  • Don't force the case apart. If you've successfully unhooked all of the clips, the case will be easy to remove.

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Lift the back of the motherboard and slide it out of the case. Lift the back of the motherboard and slide it out of the case.
  • Lift the back of the motherboard and slide it out of the case.

Where do I get a new motherboard

Mike n - Reply

Step 3 PUT A NEW MOTHERBOARD IN!! Parts needed--new motherboard. Jeeze.

caja154 - Reply

Hey Mike n and Caja154, Parts aren't as easy to come by as you might think and they may not even be available yet . If you find a source for one, feel free to apply an edit to the Details section of the guide and drop in the link. We can all work together on this.

Kelsea Weber - Reply

Don't forget to contact Amazon too! Even if they don't end up being helpful, you can still use the opportunity to demand that they provide replacement parts. Maybe, if enough people ask for them, manufacturers will provide them. Wishful thinking, I know, but it's worth a try.

Kelsea Weber - Reply

This is totally useless. Why show someone how to remove something and then not be able to tell them where to buy the replacement or if you CAN buy a replacement!

Sally Barnes - Reply

Conclusion

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

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Where can you purchase a new motherboard for the TV stick?

Brandon Boykin - Reply

Where can you get a new mobo? Mine was defective from day one. Amazon thought it was the remote and replaced the remote. It still didn't work. When I contacted them to state this and get a new stick, they informed me they had refunded my purchase and I would just need to buy a new stick.They said I can through this one away. This was frustrating and being the tinkerer I am I want to get this thing to work now. If there is any info on any connections that I can reinforce that would be great too.

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