Introduction

Replacement guide for the motherboard on a Kindle Fire HDX 7” tablet.

The battery can only be disconnected once the motherboard is removed. Be careful not to cause a short with metal tools around the components on the motherboard.

  1. Insert an opening pick underneath the speaker bezel, and slide it along the perimeter to separate it from the tablet.
    • 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.

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  2. Remove the speaker bezel.
    • Remove the speaker bezel.

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

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    • 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.

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

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    • Grab the yellow tape with a pair of tweezers and pull upwards to disconnect the press-fit connector.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the front camera press-fit connector from the motherboard.

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    • Remove the eight 3mm T6 Torx screws from the motherboard.

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    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the antenna cable from the motherboard.

    • Pull the antenna cable up and off of the motherboard.

      • Don't remove completely as it's soldered to the frame.

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    • Use a spudger to disconnect the second antenna cable from the motherboard.

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

    • Remove the front camera.

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    • Remove the motherboard from the tablet.

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Conclusion

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

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