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.

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