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Introduction

Replacement guide for the micro USB charging port on a Kindle Fire HDX 7” tablet.

The home button and micro USB are part of the same ribbon cable and are replaced at the same time.

  1. 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. The adhesive is strong and may require an iOpener, or heat gun, to soften.
    • 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. Remove the speaker bezel.
    • Remove the speaker bezel.

  3. Remove the six pink 3mm T3 Torx screws from the back case.
    • Remove the six pink 3mm T3 Torx screws from the back case.

  4. 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.
    • 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. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the rear panel press-fit connector from the motherboard.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the rear panel press-fit connector from the motherboard.

  6. Remove the four 2.3mm T5 Torx screws from the micro USB port and power button assembly.
    • Remove the four 2.3mm T5 Torx screws from the micro USB port and power button assembly.

  7. Pry up the ribbon cable from the rear panel with the flat end of a spudger. Remove the micro USB port and power button ribbon cable.
    • Pry up the ribbon cable from the rear panel with the flat end of a spudger.

    • Remove the micro USB port and power button ribbon cable.

Conclusion

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

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