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Cracking Open the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

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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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...