iFixit tears down the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, gives it a 7 out of 10 for reparability

The guys over at iFixit have done what they love to do with the new Kindle Fire HD. As usually, they’ve taken the time to take apart the new Kindle Fire HD from Amazon. The new Kindle Fire HD scored a 7 out of 10 in terms of reparability. Some of the positive points from the tear down include the following:

  • Easy to open rear case, which grants access to internals
  • Battery doesn’t contain any adhesive
  • Simplistic design = less components and headaches for disassemble
  • Almost all screws are Phillips #00 (with the exception of on T5 Torx screw

When taking apart the Kindle Fire HD, you will find that copper tape over the processor is going to be a pain to remove. In addition, the LCD is fused to the front glass which means that both will need to be repaired at the same time if they ever break.

We hope that you never have to repair your new Kindle Fire HD. If you ever do, at least the folks at iFixIt were nice enough to provide this stet-by-step guide!

Source: iFixIt

Jonathan converted to the Android platform from Blackberry with the original Motorola Droid. He currently has a Samsung Galaxy Nexus complete with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Verizon Wireless, a Motorola Xoom, and a Kindle Fire. Besides keeping up with Android news, he enjoys spending time with his family, gaming, reading, and computers. Google+

  • docsaunt

    When I opened the Kindle Fire HD the copper tape looked like it was installed incorrectly. It was all wrinkled and already torn. Before I spend money on a new battery I want to know if it is OK to remove and replace with a new piece. And wonder if this is why the battery failed.

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