Kindle Fire teardown review

Amazon Kindle Fire table is available with $199 to users. Let have a look at what Amazon have crammed inside this product while Amazon lose $50 on each Fire sold .

Kindle Fire Features

  • 7″ Multi-Touch Display with IPS Technology
  • 1GHz TI OMAP Dual-Core Processor
  • 512M RAM
  • 8 GB Internal Storage ( 6.5GB available )
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Connectivity
  •  Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Kindle Fire  is officially identified D01400. It uses a simplified design. Except the speaker on the top and handset port, Micro USB and power button on the bottom, the only feature help to distinguish Kindle Fire is the logo “Kindle” on its back.

Kindle Fire is suggested a 5V DC 1.8 Amps power input as the power specifications listed. We can guess the Kindle Fire may takes long time to be fully charged.

Remove the back case

You can pry and pluck the case simply with a plastic tool and pick and the case will halves.

We will see a big battery, which take up about 3/4 place, after remove the back case. The motherboard is just aside the battery. Kindle Fire uses a well designed metal shell to protect internal components from physics damage.

Disconnect battery and motherboard and remove the battery. It is a 4.6 inch x 4.3 inch Li-Ion battery with 3.7 v output voltage, 44mAh capacity.

Then your can remove the motherboard from the shell.

Fire Motherboard specifications:

  • Red Frame: Samsung KLM8G2FEJA 8 GB Flash Memory
  • Orange Frame: Hynix H9TKNNN4K 512 MB of Mobile DDR2 RAM
  • Yellow Frame: Texas Instruments 603B107 Fully Integrated Power Management IC with Switch Mode Charger
  • Green Frame: Texas Instruments LCDS83B FlatLink 10-135 MHZ Transmitter
  • Blue Frame: Jorjin WG7310 WLAN/BT/FM Combo Module
  • Pink Frame: Texas Instruments AIC3110 Low-Power Audio Codec With 1.3W Stereo Class-D Speaker Amplifier
  • Black Frame: Texas Instruments WS245 4-Bit Dual-Supply Bus Transceiver

Accessories and Screen

Then move the power button board and the speaker on the top.

Then the battery plate. The screen and touch component is exposed.