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Kindle Fire HDX 7" Ambient Light Sensor Replacement

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  1. Kindle Fire HDX 7" Ambient Light Sensor Replacement, Speaker Bezel: step 1, image 1 of 3 Kindle Fire HDX 7" Ambient Light Sensor Replacement, Speaker Bezel: step 1, image 2 of 3 Kindle Fire HDX 7" Ambient Light Sensor Replacement, Speaker Bezel: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Insert an opening pick underneath the speaker bezel, and slide it along the perimeter to separate it from the tablet.

    • The adhesive is strong and may require an iOpener, or heat gun, to soften.

  2. Kindle Fire HDX 7" Ambient Light Sensor Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the speaker bezel.

  3. Kindle Fire HDX 7" Ambient Light Sensor Replacement, Rear Panel: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the six pink 3mm T3 Torx screws from the back case.

  4. Kindle Fire HDX 7" Ambient Light Sensor Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Kindle Fire HDX 7" Ambient Light Sensor Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Wedge opening picks around the perimeter between the display and back case.

    • Work the opening picks around the perimeter until the two halves disengage from each other.

    • Don't completely separate as the display ribbon cable still connects the two.

  5. Kindle Fire HDX 7" Ambient Light Sensor Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the rear panel press-fit connector from the motherboard.

    • There may be a glue strip between the battery and the outside case. Gently pry the case open and use the flat end of a spudger to separate the glue strip.

  6. Kindle Fire HDX 7" Ambient Light Sensor Replacement, Ambient Light Sensor: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Pry up the ambient light sensor press-fit connector from the motherboard with the flat end of a spudger.

  7. Kindle Fire HDX 7" Ambient Light Sensor Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 3 Kindle Fire HDX 7" Ambient Light Sensor Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 3 Kindle Fire HDX 7" Ambient Light Sensor Replacement: step 8, image 3 of 3
    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
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    • The motherboard has been removed in this image, but its removal is not necessary to complete this replacement.

    • Pull the ambient light sensor out of its socket with a pair of tweezers to remove.

Conclusion

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

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