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Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Display Assembly Replacement

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Replace the display assembly in your Kindle Fire HD 8.9".

  • Author: Jesus Perez
  • Time estimate: 3 - 7 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

If your Kindle Fire 8.9'' has cracked front glass or a damaged screen, use this guide to replace the entire display assembly, including the LCD display, touch digitizer, front panel, and frame.

Tools
Relevant Parts

Step 1 Screen  ¶ 

Remove the SIM card tray (if present in your model). Insert a large plastic opening tool next to the Kindle's headphone jack. Make sure the notch on the plastic opening tool is facing the back of the Kindle.

Step 1 Screen  ¶ 

  • Remove the SIM card tray (if present in your model).

  • Insert a large plastic opening tool next to the Kindle's headphone jack.

  • Make sure the notch on the plastic opening tool is facing the back of the Kindle.

  • Move the plastic opening tool evenly around the Kindle, separating the two halves.

  • Be careful not to completely separate the rear cover. There are two delicate flex cables that connect the display assembly to the motherboard.

Step 2  ¶ 

Set the Kindle down on the rear case.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Set the Kindle down on the rear case.

  • Holding the display assembly near the camera, carefully open the display assembly up to about 90 degrees from the rear case.

  • These images show the Kindle laying flat. In order to prevent damage to the flex cables, keep the Kindle open at 90 degrees while disconnecting the display assembly.

Step 3  ¶ 

Lift the retaining flap on the ZIF connector of the upper flex cable. Gently pull the cable out of its socket. This  flex cable is delicate. Be careful not to crease or bend it while working.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Lift the retaining flap on the ZIF connector of the upper flex cable.

  • Gently pull the cable out of its socket.

  • This flex cable is delicate. Be careful not to crease or bend it while working.

Step 4  ¶ 

Lift the retaining flap on the ZIF connector of the lower flex cable. Gently pull the flex cable from its socket.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • Lift the retaining flap on the ZIF connector of the lower flex cable.

  • Gently pull the flex cable from its socket.

  • This flex cable is delicate. Be careful not to crease or bend it while working.

Step 5  ¶ 

Separate the display assembly from the rest of the device.

Step 5  ¶ 

  • Separate the display assembly from the rest of the device.

  • When reassembling the device, align the two halves of the case before connecting the flex cables.