Introduction

How to open your 2013 Kindle's casing.

How to disconnect the battery.

How to change out the USB/charging port.

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Video Instructions

2013 Kindle Fire HD 7: USB / Charger Port: Repair / Replacement

2013 Kindle Fire HD 7: USB / Charger Port: Repair / Replacement

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Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
Conclusion

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WilliamTR

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I have the same issue with my Kindle Fire HDX 7" - jiggle and wiggle to get it to charge. It was purchased in 2013. Will this fix work with mine?

pattydaley - Reply

I'm sorry I took so long to respond. I don't have personal experience with the HDX, but here's a link to instructions someone else made on iFixit: Kindle Fire HDX 7" USB Charging Port Replacement

Also, here's a quick video review for an HDX teardown, to give you an idea of the level of whether you feel up to the task: Kindle Fire HDX 7" Teardown

It looks to be more difficult than the regular HD 7. On the plus side though, it seems the USB Charging port is a plug-in component, which does not require soldering to replace. That's a good thing always. I hope this helps you.

WilliamTR -

What is the blue plastic tool used in the video do you know? Do you know where we can get it??

Kelli Hickman - Reply

Hello Kelli,

The blue tool is an “iFixit Opening Tool.” There is a link to it above the video, in the “Tools” section of this page. And a link to the Charging Assembly is listed above, in “Parts.”

I purchased this tool directly from iFixit. I'm happy with it, although there may be other good brands. There are links above to buy the tools (next to the little blue shopping cart icons.)

I hope this helps you, and good luck!

WilliamTR -

Great tutorial video! Thank you for sharing!!

Do you happen to know what the blue plastic tool is and where one might find it??

Thanks! Kelli

Kelli Hickman - Reply

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