Using the plastic opening tool, carefully insert the opening tool on all four corners of the Kindle Fire and lift up until you hear a slight popping noise
  • Using the plastic opening tool, carefully insert the opening tool on all four corners of the Kindle Fire and lift up until you hear a slight popping noise

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Using the plastic opening tool, start from one corner and go around the Kindle Fire using the tool in a down and up motion to continue to pop off the backing.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, start from one corner and go around the Kindle Fire using the tool in a down and up motion to continue to pop off the backing.

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The Kindle Fire could possibly have tape on the inside, so take caution and look before attempting to remove the back.
  • The Kindle Fire could possibly have tape on the inside, so take caution and look before attempting to remove the back.

  • After you lift all four corners and you check for tape, it is safe to proceed.

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Once all the plastic clips holding the screen to the plastic back of the Kindle Fire are separated, the back should be safe to lift up completely.
  • Once all the plastic clips holding the screen to the plastic back of the Kindle Fire are separated, the back should be safe to lift up completely.

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Locate the 4 Phillips #00 screws and use the Phillips head screwdriver to unscrew them.
  • Locate the 4 Phillips #00 screws and use the Phillips head screwdriver to unscrew them.

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If your device has copper tape attached to the battery, carefully peel it off the battery.
  • If your device has copper tape attached to the battery, carefully peel it off the battery.

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Locate the antenna cable connector which is easier to find if you look for the gold tipped black wire that surrounds the battery.
  • Locate the antenna cable connector which is easier to find if you look for the gold tipped black wire that surrounds the battery.

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Lift and pull up the power connector cable that surrounds the battery
  • Lift and pull up the power connector cable that surrounds the battery

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Locate the 1 T5 Torx screw and unscrew it.
  • Locate the 1 T5 Torx screw and unscrew it.

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Use the plastic opening tool to remove the plastic piece that connects the wires to the motherboard
  • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the plastic piece that connects the wires to the motherboard

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Lift the battery out of the device with your finger or the plastic opening tool.
  • Lift the battery out of the device with your finger or the plastic opening tool.

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Look at the speakers on the left and right side of your device. Unscrew the three 2 mm screws that hold the speakers down with the Phillips #000 screwdriver.
  • Look at the speakers on the left and right side of your device. Unscrew the three 2 mm screws that hold the speakers down with the Phillips #000 screwdriver.

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Locate the black and white wires that are connected to the plastic black piece.
  • Locate the black and white wires that are connected to the plastic black piece.

  • Use the tweezers to lift up the wires.

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Look at the motherboard and lift up the three copper flaps with your plastic opening tool Look at the motherboard and lift up the three copper flaps with your plastic opening tool
  • Look at the motherboard and lift up the three copper flaps with your plastic opening tool

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Locate the purple flap in the middle of the motherboard.
  • Locate the purple flap in the middle of the motherboard.

  • Lift up the little black flap to disconnect the purple flap.

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Locate the red and black wire that is connected to the plastic black piece.
  • Locate the red and black wire that is connected to the plastic black piece.

  • Use the tweezers to lift up the wires.

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Locate the five 3 mm screws and unscrew them with the Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remember to unscrew the 3 mm screw underneath the cooper flap.
  • Locate the five 3 mm screws and unscrew them with the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  • Remember to unscrew the 3 mm screw underneath the cooper flap.

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In order to remove the black and red wire, you must first remove the motherboard. Now it is safe to remove the left and right side speakers out.
  • In order to remove the black and red wire, you must first remove the motherboard.

  • Now it is safe to remove the left and right side speakers out.

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Conclusion

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

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