Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Display Assembly Replacement
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Replace the display assembly in your Kindle Fire HD 8.9".
- Author: Jesus Perez
- Time estimate: 3 - 7 minutes
- Difficulty: Moderate
If your Kindle Fire 8.9'' has cracked front glass or a damaged screen, use this guide to replace the entire display assembly, including the LCD display, touch digitizer, front panel, and frame.
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Remove the SIM card tray (if present in your model).
Insert a large plastic opening tool next to the Kindle's headphone jack.
Move the plastic opening tool evenly around the Kindle, separating the two halves.
Set the Kindle down on the rear case.
Holding the display assembly near the camera, carefully open the display assembly up to about 90 degrees from the rear case.
Lift the retaining flap on the ZIF connector of the upper flex cable.
Gently pull the cable out of its socket.
Lift the retaining flap on the ZIF connector of the lower flex cable.
Gently pull the flex cable from its socket.