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My friend brought a kindle fire HD to be repaired .I don"t really like tablets because they are so disposable ,but that is what turned up on my door step.
The digitizer was cracked so a new one was ordered form ebay,that was a bad move .They sent the wrong one!!!! Argggh!!
So then I decided to buy one from Ifixit and that was a great move :)
The repair went very smoothly with the help of your tear down ,and now my friend has a their tablet back.
Just be patient, and keep track off all of the screws and where they go when you take it apart. That way re-assembly will be pretty stress free.
I had a 2nd generation Kindle Fire (HD) which my 2 year old son was using to watch videos and play games. Unfortunately, he dropped it and the screen cracked. We decided to get him a new ruggedized tablet for christmas. Rather than throw my old KF in the garbage, I bought a "C Stock" screen from ifixit and decided to have a go at replacing it.
I'm fairly handy with technology, and the fact that the lcd/digitizer/screen are one part made it pretty simple. In 30 minutes I had the KF apart, and another 30-40 minutes to reassemble (the screws are very small and hard to get into the holes, very frustrating!). I was a bit leery about ordering the C Stock but it only has very minor blemishes, not noticeable unless you are looking for them. And the screen works perfectly. I flashed a standard android OS rather than use the amazon kindle OS and I now have a brand new tablet! The guide provided by ifixit was pretty good, a little confusing at times as to what I was looking at but I got through it fine. If you aren't very good with technology, I would suggest having someone who knows a bit to help you, the ribbon cables can be damaged easily if not careful.
The C Stock screen was perfect for me as I was simply trying to get a few more years usage out of an older, rarely used product. If this is your primary device, you may want to opt for B or even A stock at a little higher cost. While the blemishes are hardly noticeable, they are there, and if it's something that would bother you, then spend a bit more for the better quality.
Id shattered just my screen and just the digitizer was shattered and ordered just the digitizer even with reading warnings not to order it cause it was hard to replace and i ended up breaking the LCD also take my word and buy both and spend the extra dollar i bought b stock and i don't see any blemishes
It went well and was easy to follow the guide just go slow and make sure your doing everything right
Be Careful with the volume and power button board when moving them i ended up messing up one of the little circle covers on the circuit board but luckily my friend had a extra broken kindle and i put his buttons in and it worked great
Broken touchscreen digitizer
Very smoothly. Only one screw extra when done, no idea where it came from... Seems to work fine.
B screen actually looked like new. This repair went much better than when I tried to fix a 1st gen Kindle Fire (that failed miserably). I think they've made it much easier to repair. Only real hard part was prying the back cover off. Took me about 10 minutes. The instructions were perfect.