Image 1/1: Use a plastic opening tool to take the back cover off. You will want to do so by carefully putting the tool in the seam between the front and back covers. Gently pry it open.   There are tabs as well as double sided tape/adhesive.  Be careful of the little black pieces that hold it together! You don't want to break those!
  • See the Kindle Teardown Guide for this step

  • Use a plastic opening tool to take the back cover off. You will want to do so by carefully putting the tool in the seam between the front and back covers. Gently pry it open. There are tabs as well as double sided tape/adhesive. Be careful of the little black pieces that hold it together! You don't want to break those!

  • Remove the screws under the cover with a T3 screwdriver

  • Flip over, and spudge between the screen and the case to break open the kindle. There is more doublesided tape holding the two halves together, so pry firmly but slowly to break the adhesive. Go gently as the motherboard connector attaches the sides.

  • Remove the motherboard connector if it did not already come off during your separation

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Image 1/1: After taking all the screws out, gently remove the part from the motherboard connector side.  Lift up the black ribbon to break through the doublesided tape/adhesive.  You may use your spudger to help break the glue
  • This step requires a T4 screwdriver as there are six screws to undo.

  • After taking all the screws out, gently remove the part from the motherboard connector side. Lift up the black ribbon to break through the doublesided tape/adhesive. You may use your spudger to help break the glue

  • Wiggle the ribbon and the usb power connector and it will come out.

  • Be careful not to displace the power button, and notice how the power button tab slides into it's slot into the kindle frame.

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  • Take out the USB part and separate it from the Kindle Fire.

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Image 1/1: Attach the motherboard connector, then use the attached tape to secure it to the motherboard side.
  • Exchange the old port for the new one. Use the two small holes on the ribbon on the USB connector to line the part up with two small dots on the kindle body. Reattach the connector end with the screws, then press the ribbon down to secure it to the adhesive

  • Attach the motherboard connector, then use the attached tape to secure it to the motherboard side.

  • Test that your charge port now works, and then reassemble your kindle screen. Be sure that the motherboard connector stays attached.

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Conclusion

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

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I am trying to replace the charging port on this kindle fire hdx, I have it out but it looks nothing like the one you have pictured. This one is in a T shape top of the T is about 1.5 inches and the other is about 2.5 inches, this part includes the power turn on switch. Can you help me find the correct part.

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David - Reply

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1) Suggest to review the Kindle "Breakdown" guide in addition to this one. This guide is missing the steps where you actually remove the screws from the back, then actually open up the kindle by spudging the screen from the case

2) There is doublesided tape/adhesive holding both the back cover together and the 2 pieces together, spudge carefully but steadily to break the adhesive

3) the blue circle in step 2 is meaningless. after removing the screws, gently lift up the part starting from the motherboard side, to break through the adhesive, then wiggle it to remove it.

4a) The reassembly requires lining up the connector. For the usb power side, locate the small two black dots on your kindle and small holes on the parts to line it up.

4b) For the motherboard side, lineup and attach the connector, then press down on the tape included on the part to hold it in place

Ray Tseng - Reply

Great Article! Very helpful.

Craig Matsuura - Reply

Definitely a bit of work to open up the HDX and definitely watch the Teardown video. Overall this guide is spot on, though in Step 2 there are only 4 screws (not 6) to remove and put back.

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