Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Screen Replacement

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In this guide you will be able to remove the kindle screen and, in doing so, will be left with two separate halves of the kindle.

  • Author: Jesus Perez
  • Time required: 3 to 7 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

The plastic opening tool needed in this guide may be soft, but it will not scratch your screen and will be your aid as you disassemble your kindle. Do not be afraid that the plastic will break - it will most likely do the trick!

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Edit Step 1 Screen  ¶ 

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  • Insert large prying tool next to headphone jack of Kindle.

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

  • Pry equally all around Kindle so that it does not bend in half.

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

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

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  • Lay your Kindle flat like an open book.

  • Locate the two flex cables.

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

  • Pull the cable horizontally away from the screen until the cable disconnects from its socket.

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

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  • Switch to the back half on the kindle

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

  • Pull the flex cable horizontally toward the screen half of the Kindle.

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

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  • Pull apart the two disconnected halves

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

To reassemble your kindle, follow these steps in reverse order. Just make sure that you successfully connect the two flex cables to each half of your kindle and that you then align the two halves on the side opposite the camera before reassembling it.

For more information, check out the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" device page.

Required Tools

Plastic Opening Tools

$2.95 · 50+ In stock

Related Products

Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Display Assembly

$79.95 · 12 In stock

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Where are the rest of the instructions???? I now have a disassembled Kindle and no idea how to install the new screen!

Lisa Comer, · Reply

At the end of every iFixit guide, next to the "I did it! Success!" button, there is a message that says "To reassemble your kindle, follow these steps in reverse order." However in some cases, there will be a slightly different message. In the case of this guide, the message says "To reassemble your kindle, follow these steps in reverse order. Just make sure that you successfully connect the two flex cables to each half of your kindle and that you then align the two halves on the side opposite the camera before reassembling it."

Ian Meeder,

I think Lisa is asking for instructions concerning LCD display unmount. I got the same issue

Marlon, · Reply

How do you put the screen on??????

Ally, · Reply

while you are at it, try replacing the battery for a better experience.

I did, checkout this battery for kindle here :

http://bestbattery.biz/Amazon/219010-Kin...

Kermit45, · Reply

Why does the title say for screen replacement when all it shows you is how to open and separate the kindle ? I still don't know how to replace the screen digitizer . Anyone figure it out ???

Christian, · Reply

So lame post

Douglas, · Reply

the lcd and digitizer are glued so both are replaced together

chughes60, · Reply

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