Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX gets torn down: battery almost impossible to replace
Tearing down the Kindle Fire HDX is not easy, but not impossible either. With some prying around, unscrewing and unlocking of clips, you can open the tablet without a heat gun and that’s good news. However for those who like to play around with components, or simply if you need to repair the handset, the challenge just begins.
Under the hood, the battery is glued and in order to change it you need to actually separate the motherboard. Even worse news is that doing so is difficult / bordering with the impossible as you have to separate the screen.
Finally, the LCD is actually fused to the cover glass so you need to replace both if it cracks making repairs more costly. All in all, the Kindle HDX scores a very poor 3 out of 10 for repairability.