Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Battery Replacement

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This guide will demonstrate how to properly remove the battery from the back of the Kindle Fire HD.

Edit Step 1 Screen  ¶ 

Image 1/3: Make sure the arrow on the prying tool is facing the back of the Kindle.

Edit Step 1 Screen  ¶ 

  • Insert large prying tool next to the Kindle's headphone jack.

    • Make sure the arrow on the prying tool is facing the back of the Kindle.

  • Move the prying tool equally around the Kindle so that the Kindle does not bend in half.

  • Make sure to remove the lock key before separating the back and front halves.

  • Once the two halves have separated, leave the flex cables attached.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Locate the two flex cables.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Make sure the Kindle is laying flat like an open book and face down.

  • Locate the two flex cables.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

Image 1/3: Gently pull the cable horizontally away from the screen until the cable disconnects from the socket.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Place your finger under the small black tab of the upper flex cable that is attached to the screen and lift upward.

  • Gently pull the cable horizontally away from the screen until the cable disconnects from the socket.

    • Be careful not to crease or bend the flex cable too much because it can cause connection issues.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Place your finger under the black tab of the lower flex cable at the top of the back half and pull upward.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • Move to the back half of the Kindle

  • Place your finger under the black tab of the lower flex cable at the top of the back half and pull upward.

  • Gently pull the flex cable horizontally toward the screen half of the Kindle.

    • Be careful not to crease or bend the flex cable too much because it can cause connection issues.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Pull apart the two disconnected halves

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • Pull apart the two disconnected halves

    • The screen (left) is now separated from the back (right) half successfully.

Edit Step 6 Inner Metal Casing  ¶ 

Image 1/3: Place the screws in a secure location so that none will be lost in the process.

Edit Step 6 Inner Metal Casing  ¶ 

  • Now that the two main parts of your Kindle are separated, you will be working on the back half of the Kindle.

    • Place the screws in a secure location so that none will be lost in the process.

  • Locate the sixteen 3mm Philips head to unscrew the metal casing.

    • There is one screw per corner (4)

    • There are four screws located around the camera

    • There are eight screws located on the actual metal casing.

  • Finish unscrewing all sixteen 3mm screws.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Once the metal casing has been removed, your Kindle should look like the second picture.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • After removing all sixteen screws, carefully remove the metal casing.

    • Once the metal casing has been removed, your Kindle should look like the second picture.

Edit Step 8 Battery  ¶ 

Image 1/2: For easier handling, position the Kindle as shown.

Edit Step 8 Battery  ¶ 

  • For easier handling, position the Kindle as shown.

  • Locate the black flex cable which covers part of the battery.

  • Lift up on the silver ends of the black flex cable to disconnect it from the back of the Kindle.

  • Completely remove the black flex cable from the battery and set it in a secure place.

Edit Step 9  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Do not remove the orange film.

Edit Step 9  ¶ 

  • Do not remove the orange film.

  • Lift the silver end of the orange film to disconnect it from the back of the Kindle.

Edit Step 10  ¶ 

Image 1/3: Remove the battery by using the flat end of the spudger. Start at the back end of the battery.

Edit Step 10  ¶ 

  • Remove the battery by using the flat end of the spudger. Start at the back end of the battery.

    • Excessive force on battery will cause the battery to bend and could eventually malfunction, break, or "crack."

  • Move the spudger along each side of the battery and continue to pry with equal force.

    • Continue to push the spudger further between the battery and the Kindle to fully detach.

  • Once half of the battery is detached, pry the other half in the same manner.

Conclusion

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

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Thank you for the detailed repair guide! You can find a brand new replacement battery here: http://www.mpfproducts.com/products.php?...

This repair only takes about 20 minutes. Thanks!

Mike - Reply

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Dave - Reply

Great guide. Easy to follow! Step 1 was the hardest step. I had so much trouble getting the device open.

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