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Replacement guide for the display assembly on a Kindle Fire HDX 7” tablet.

The display assembly is glued to the mid-frame and will require some heat to make removal possible.

  1. 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. The adhesive is strong and may require an iOpener, or heat gun, to soften.
    • 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.

  2. Remove the speaker bezel.
    • Remove the speaker bezel.

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

  4. 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.
    • 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.

  5. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the rear panel press-fit connector from the motherboard.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the rear panel press-fit connector from the motherboard.

    So I don’t remove the MLB?

    pckeeler7 - Antwort

    • There may be a glue strip between the battery and the outside case. Gently pry the case open and use the flat end of a spudger to separate the glue strip.

  6. Pry up the battery connector with the flat end of a spudger.
    • Pry up the battery connector with the flat end of a spudger.

  7. iFixit adhesive remover contains acetone, a mild skin and eye irritant. Wear eye protection when handling and applying the adhesive remover. (Eye protection is included in your kit.)
    • iFixit adhesive remover contains acetone, a mild skin and eye irritant.

    • Wear eye protection when handling and applying the adhesive remover. (Eye protection is included in your kit.)

    • Do not wear contact lenses without eye protection.

    • Protective gloves are also included in your kit. If you are concerned about possible skin irritation, put your gloves on now.

  8. Apply a small amount of adhesive remover (approximately 1 ml) evenly along the elevated edge of the battery cell.
    • Apply a small amount of adhesive remover (approximately 1 ml) evenly along the elevated edge of the battery cell.

    • Wait 2-3 minutes for the liquid adhesive remover to penetrate underneath the battery cell before you proceed to the next step.

  9. Slide a few opening picks between the battery and the raised metal edge. Pry upwards to lift the battery up.
    • Slide a few opening picks between the battery and the raised metal edge.

    • Pry upwards to lift the battery up.

    • Step 15 may need to be repeated a few times to weaken the glue.

  10. Apply a small amount of adhesive remover (approximately 1 ml) underneath the battery and wait 2-3 minutes for it to penetrate. You may need to repeat this a few times.
    • Apply a small amount of adhesive remover (approximately 1 ml) underneath the battery and wait 2-3 minutes for it to penetrate.

    • You may need to repeat this a few times.

    • Continue prying up the battery.

  11. Remove the battery from the mid-frame.
    • Remove the battery from the mid-frame.

    What glue to use to put it back together? Thanks

    N. Watson - Antwort

    I finished adding the battery and found the directions 100 percent accurate for the disassembly. The assembly is another issue. When you remove the mother board in step 12, you also unplug the two ribbon cables beneath it. Assembly is next to impossible with two ribbon cables below the motherboard moving and not lined up. I was able to get slack on the large ribbon cable but the one with the smaller cable had no extra slack. I then took a small dremel tool and removed the grey structural tab the cable ran under This gave me the slack I needed for installation of the cables. Been two months now and the Kindle is running like new.

    yodoakes - Antwort

  12. Grab the yellow tape with a pair of tweezers and pull upwards to disconnect the press-fit connector. Grab the yellow tape with a pair of tweezers and pull upwards to disconnect the press-fit connector.
    • Grab the yellow tape with a pair of tweezers and pull upwards to disconnect the press-fit connector.

    This should be #6 not #12

    pckeeler7 - Antwort

  13. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the front camera press-fit connector from the motherboard.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the front camera press-fit connector from the motherboard.

  14. Remove the nine 3mm T6 Torx screws from the motherboard.
    • Remove the nine 3mm T6 Torx screws from the motherboard.

    What is that black tape holding the antenna called? It is metallic on the other side. I dont think mine will re-stick is there something else I can use or do I need to find the same stuff? For this Kindle, reversing your steps doesnt quite work if you dont know what tapes and adhesives to get to close it up. I found the yellow tape is called a heat transfer tape but I still have no idea what double sided adhesive to get to mount the screen/digitizer assembly and bezel back on. Dont think Ill be putting any back on the battery and dont think I want it to be as difficult as the original, any suggestions please? Im stuck at this step and am having trouble finding the answer anywhere!

    N. Watson - Antwort

  15. 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.
    • 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.

  16. Use a spudger to disconnect the second antenna cable from the motherboard.
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the second antenna cable from the motherboard.

  17. 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.
    • 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.

  18. Remove the motherboard from the tablet. Remove the motherboard from the tablet.
    • Remove the motherboard from the tablet.

  19. Heating the edges of the tablet will help soften the adhesive securing the display, making it easier to open.
    • Heating the edges of the tablet will help soften the adhesive securing the display, making it easier to open.

    • Use a hairdryer or prepare an iOpener and apply it to the edge of the tablet for about 90 seconds in order to soften up the adhesive underneath.

  20. Insert an opening pick between the glass display and the metal mid-frame. Insert a second opening pick above the first.
    • Insert an opening pick between the glass display and the metal mid-frame.

    • Insert a second opening pick above the first.

  21. Roll the second opening pick all the way around the perimeter of the display. Roll the second opening pick all the way around the perimeter of the display. Roll the second opening pick all the way around the perimeter of the display.
    • Roll the second opening pick all the way around the perimeter of the display.

  22. Lift up on the glass display to remove it from the metal mid-frame. Lift up on the glass display to remove it from the metal mid-frame.
    • Lift up on the glass display to remove it from the metal mid-frame.

Abschluss

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

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I don’t have access to opening picks or adhesive remover, what can I use in place of these?

Sophie Larson - Antwort

Sophie, I regularly use playing cards, plastic lids from various disposable containers, guitar picks, and little metal objects that I get from parts of a clock or other small mechanical device. You’d be surprised how useful some of the little doodads can be as pick or pry tools. Apart from that: look for little tool kits that come with replacement parts. Many sellers include them as part of the deal. They aren’t nearly as good as the iFixIt tools, but they will do in a pinch until you can afford the better tools.

Christopher Little -

This guide seems to explain how to remove the display, but not how to replace it with a new one, even though the guide clearly states ‘replacement’. All anyone is left with is a ripped apart HDX? Do you have a guide on how to actually replace the screen and not just take out the old one?

dalebutt - Antwort

I understand where you are coming from. It’s daunting enough to take the thing apart with all the thin ribbon cables and tiny wires, not to mention the PCB and battery removal possibly going wrong. Let me tell you, it’s not too tough to do the replacement by following the instructions in reverse. All you need to do is remember that the fate of the world rests in your steady hand. Just kidding.

My advice: take it one step at a time, take a break if you get impatient or nervous… as long as you need. While you are working on reassembling the device, give it a try in a dry run (without adhesive or screws), then do it for real once (and only when) you are comfortable with the assembly.

Christopher Little -

Coming to this to do a little screen replacement on the kindle HDX 7” , I noticed your steps seem a bit out of order. Not a major issue as I just scrolled down but some of the steps are in the wrong order, battery, screen and motherboard removal. Which may send some down the wrong path :) Otherwise excellent manual, helped me muchly! Thank you !

Ben - Antwort

So if I am just replacing the screen/digitizer do I need to remove the battery and mother board? How is the digitizer connected? Hope you see this & can answer. Thanks

N. Watson -

A couple of things. What to use to reanchor the display to the frame? The double sided adhesive gets torn up removing the display. Also if the frame is put back together with the battery and the motherboard, it is easier to connect the display’s two cables.

Joseph T Tannenbaum - Antwort

Also: That display is VERY delicate. If you put the picks in too far you will rip the ribbon connections to the display. And when reassembling, where the ribbon wraps from the top needs to be tucked into the frame fist or you will get it together and the display won’t go flat on the frame. Also watch for the little rectangular magnets in the frame. I got some in backwards and the flap on my cover is not attractted to the kindle as before. I did not have to remove the motherboard or battery to change display.

Joseph T Tannenbaum - Antwort

Step 12 it’s pointless and made me to waste a lot of time trying to take off the battery. I couldn’t it’s very hard.

The display/digitizer assembly could be more explicit. Thank you!

IonelX - Antwort

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