Cracking Open the Kindle Fire HD
With a base price of $199, Amazon's Kindle Fire HD gives you a lot for your money. And while it's just as easy to crack open as the original Fire, it has better hardware and a completely redesigned interior.
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The 7-inchhas a 1.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4460 system on a chip (SoC), 1GB of DDR2 SDRAM, a 7-inch IPS LCD (1,280x800-pixel), and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (MIMO) support. The base model has 16GB of storage, but a 32GB version is also available. The Fire HD measures 5.4 inches by 7.6 inches by 0.4 inch and weighs 13.9 ounces.
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Easy to open and disassemble Like the original Fire, theis a snap to crack open. With the help of a thin metal blade or plastic case-opening tool, you can pop off the back cover. No tamper-resistant screws here.
Once inside, removing the internal components is also a straightforward process. Other than a single Torx T5 screw on ... [Read more]