Amazon Kindle Fire HD teardown
Like the original Kindle Fire, Amazon's Kindle Fire HD is designed for heavy Amazon users and Amazon Prime subscribers. And I show you in this gallery, the 7-inch model is easy to disassemble and has a completely new internal hardware layout.
The 7-inch Kindle Fire HD sells for $199 (16GB) and $249 (32GB). You'll pay an additional $15 to remove the advertisements shown on the lock screen.
For a detailed analysis of the teardown, check out my article and video, Kindle Fire HD teardown reveals repair-ready tablet with minor annoyances.
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You have the option to read the Blog and if that is what you prefer I suggest that is what you look at and ignore the Slide Show presentation of the same topic. ;) http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/cracking-open/kindle-fire-hd-teardown-reveals-repair-ready-tablet-with-minor-annoyances/843