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Kindle Fire HDX Gets Torn Down, Is Hard to Repair

by Todd Haselton | October 16, 2013October 16, 2013 10:00 am PDT

The folks over at iFixit recently grabbed a few screw drivers and tore apart the new Kindle Fire HDX to see what’s inside and how easy the tablet is to repair.

Spoiler alert: it’s not going to be an easy fix. While it’s easy to fix modular parts, iFixit found that the battery is glued in place, the motherboard needs to be separated from the display and the LCD is fused to the front panel, which means you’ll need to replace both the LCD and the front glass should either break. As a result, the tablet received an overall repairability score of 3/10.

We already know most of the specs, but iFixit was able to confirm the speakers were provided by Dolby and that Samsung provides the RAM while Qualcomm offers most of the other silicon used inside. Check out the the video above for a closer look at the teardown.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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