I tore down my old kindle fire reader tablet. Here is what I found: The entire thing was physically encased and only required me to pry it open with a slim edge. The lithium ion battery was secured to the back with some sort of tape. The motherboard was secured with a blue thermal pad that had the consistency of silly putty. Everything else was secured with small screws and could be taken apart with a screwdriver. Also noticed the RU mark on batteries and boards.
- Motherboard: Part number 31KC1MB0090 The motherboard was right below the battery and included some sort of blue sticky material to keep it attached
- Lithium ion battery: Vintrons battery for Amazon: The battery was the first thing you see and was also secured with some sort of tape.
- Front cover for screen: The screen protector which I cracked earlier on but later. Manufactured by Amazon.
- LG display manufactured by LG. Part number 6091L-1965B. The only part that I think wasn’t manufactured by Amazon.
- Back Cover. No screws were involved. It was just kind of clasped together.
- Sound device/speaker. These were screwed on to the bottom of the device.
- Not sure what this is. Part number: E157925. It may be a logic board.
- Wifi Antenna: Part number wgt kc1_wl Manufactured by Amazon
- Battery Holder
- Display LCD Panel and E ink holder. The panel that talks to the motherboard. Also manufactured by LG.
Design Elements that interested me
- The first design element that interested me was the thickness and heaviness of the screen protector. I always assumed what I was touching was the actual screen but instead it was a thick piece of glass that added quite a bit of weight to the overall tool. Which was one of the reasons I stopped using it in the first place.
- The second design element that interested me was how easy it was for me to open the tablet. I liked that it was easy enough to not require any extra tools because I can make changes like adding an sd card.