How to repair USB port on Amazon Kindle fire?

The kindle fire is an amazing way to engage yourself in your favorite book or head on to enjoy your likable games without the requirement of a heavy computer or a big book. However, with all the electronics devices, they can simply break down. In the case of Kindle fire, the USB can easily become removed or wear out for the general use after the warranty is up. Purchasing up a latest one or paying to have it repaired sounds quite costly. These instructions will help out to fix this small particular problem. The process will take around 45 minutes to half an hour. This whole process of repairing require professional skills and that’s why this should not be attempted by all the children’s out there.     

Materials requirement:

  • #00 Phillips Head Screw Driver
  • 30-watt soldering iron with the fine point tip
  • Solder vacuum
  • Magnifying Glass station
  • Plastic Pry tool
  • Latest USB port
  • 60/40 Rosin Core solder

Optional materials:

  • Plastic Container
  • Sharp Blade or another Sharp knife

Step 1- Unlock the Kindle

1) Getting started from the top of the device, block the plastic pry tool into the crack between the two halves.

TIP- If you have an issue while getting the pry tool into the crack, then you can use up the sharp knife or the flat head screwdriver to get begin. However, be careful not to damage out the plastic case.

WARNING- If you are heading to use something sharp like knife ensure to be quite careful.

2) By running the pry tool, slowly head to apart the two halves slowly along with the edge as each of the section is being broken loose.

Step 2- Delinking the Wires from the Motherhood

1) Firstly head on to lift the tape covering the speaker cable.

2) Slowly remove the speaker cable from the connection.

3) Lift up the shown data cable to delink it.

4) Lift up the antenna cable to delink it.

5) Lift unlock the power button connector and then pull down the ribbon away.

6) Lift up the light sensor connector and then head on to pull down the ribbon out.

7) Remove the two screws which are holding up the touch screen controller down with the compatible Phillips screwdriver.

8) Lift the touch-screen connector and then you need to remove it.

TIP: These connectors are quite small so it may be simpler to use up the pry tool to lift up the cables and connector.

Step 3- Removing the whole motherboard

1) With the use of Phillip’s screwdriver, head on to remove the six screws holding up the motherboard in the place.

2) Ensure that the cable that you have removed are totally out of the way and they don’t get caught on the fine motherboard.

3) Politely pull the motherboard away from the frame.

TIP: The motherboard is also being held down by adhesive tape in the center so that you can use up the pry tool to break the seal on the glue and to work out with the motherboard back.

Step 4- Cleaning up the USB port

NOTE: In the first two steps, in order to view and work on the small parts, simply use up a magnifying glass.

1) If the USB is out completely, then ensure that it’s connection points are quite cleared.

  • With a soldering iron, heat up the points of the excess solder.
  • When it get melted, you will need to use the solder vacuum to suck up all the excess solder.

WARNING: Be careful, as the soldering iron is quite hot. Handle it with proper care.

2) If the USB is still being fully or partially attached, heat up the points with the soldering iron and also vacuum the solder away with the soldering vacuum until the part is fully removed.

3) Head on to placing of new solder on the points that the latest port will be placed.

  • Place down the little amount of the solder on the iron.
  • Until the solder just comes off, stay touching the small amount of the solder.

 Step 5- Solder up the latest USB port into the place

1) Place up the latest USB port on the cleared spot.

2) Solder up the posts that is holding up the port to the board.

  • Placing up the solder on the iron and heating up the posts until the solder gets attached to the posts.
  • Once the posts are being soldered push down on the top side of the port while heating up the solder to ensure that the port is being placed adequately.
  • Head to turning the board over and fill in the holes on the center of the side.
  • Soldering of the five pins to the board is necessary.

Step 6- Replacing up the motherboard

1) Ensure all the cables and ribbons are being out of the place before putting back the motherboard in its place.

2) Follow up the steps 2 or steps 3 in the reverse order to replace and relink the motherboard.

Step 7- Putting back the two halves together

1) Two halves of the case need to be lined up.

2) Gently press the two halves together ensuring the clips back into the right place.

If you get any tech bug with the whole process, then navigate to Kindle com Support for expert assistance and solutions.

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