Introduction

Before starting, make sure the device is powered off and placed screen down.

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  • 1. 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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Image 1/1: The Kindle Fire could possibly have tape on the inside, so take caution and look before attempting to remove the back.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 headphone jack, which is by the volume buttons on the vertical edge of the Kindle.

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Image 1/2: Do the same thing with the purple tab on the other side of the audio board. Image 2/2: Do the same thing with the purple tab on the other side of the audio board.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, carefully lift up the burnt orange tab that is connected to the audio board.

  • Do the same thing with the purple tab on the other side of the audio board.

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  • Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the two 3mm screws.

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  • The headphone jack is now safe to lift up with the plastic opening tool, and then with your hands to completely detach the headphone jack from the Kindle.

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  • Put the new headphone jack back into place. Make sure to press down all the way.

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Conclusion

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

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Nicole Seagren

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Great guide. The only thing that wasn't on the guide that I had to do was after I put the tabs back into the new audio board I had to close the the flaps over the tabs and then it worked.

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