Tools Featured in this Teardown

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Amazon Fire HD 3rd Gen, use our service manual.

Using a Jimmy, start at the volume control and work your way around by prying off the back and then lifting it back like a book. Using a Jimmy, start at the volume control and work your way around by prying off the back and then lifting it back like a book. Using a Jimmy, start at the volume control and work your way around by prying off the back and then lifting it back like a book.
  • Using a Jimmy, start at the volume control and work your way around by prying off the back and then lifting it back like a book.

Peel off the 2 yellow pieces of yellow tape on the battery. Peel off the 2 yellow pieces of yellow tape on the battery. Peel off the 2 yellow pieces of yellow tape on the battery.
  • Peel off the 2 yellow pieces of yellow tape on the battery.

Take off all the ribbon cables connected to the main board. (Marked in Red) On the 2 speakers marked in yellow, be sure to pull straight up. Then unclip the speaker cables. On the 2 speakers marked in yellow, be sure to pull straight up. Then unclip the speaker cables.
  • Take off all the ribbon cables connected to the main board. (Marked in Red)

  • On the 2 speakers marked in yellow, be sure to pull straight up. Then unclip the speaker cables.

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Using a T4 Torx driver, unscrew each of the 2 screws holding in the 2 speakers. (red)
  • Using a T4 Torx driver, unscrew each of the 2 screws holding in the 2 speakers. (red)

  • Then, take out the 7 screws hold in the gray bracket (yellow)

  • Now, unscrew the 8 screws holding the motherboard. (green)

Next, use a T4 Torx Screwdriver again to unscrew the headphone jack and the Micro USB port.
  • Next, use a T4 Torx Screwdriver again to unscrew the headphone jack and the Micro USB port.

1. Remove the Headphone and USB ports.
  • 1. Remove the Headphone and USB ports.

  • 2. Remove motherboard.

  • 3. Remove the speakers.

  • 4. Remove gray bracket with battery.

Now, using a T4, unscrew the 4 screws holding in the screen.
  • Now, using a T4, unscrew the 4 screws holding in the screen.

Congrats! Now follow the directions in reverse to reassemble your Fire!
  • Congrats! Now follow the directions in reverse to reassemble your Fire!

So cool I can't wait to retire my 5th generation fire tablet and tear it down

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