Announced September 9th, 2014, this device is Apple's first foray into smart wearables. iFixit's repair manuals are applicable to Apple Watch (steel) and Apple Watch Sport (aluminum).

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Replacement 42mm Screen doesn't fit

I purchased a replacement screen from iFixit and followed the replacement steps. Now when I am putting everything back together the screen doesn't want to fit back on. It sits flush all of the way around except fro the top. When I look at the side that is not closing properly I see two little tabs that don't appear to be on my old screen. Now I am not sure if they were at some point part of the original screen since the screen was broken and came off of the watch in pieces. Here is a picture that will hopefully help show what I am talking about.

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Update (08/23/2016)

Here is another picture. It shows the side where the clips should clip into.

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Update (08/23/2016)

After resetting the watch and repairing it, it appears to work properly but I still can't get the screen to sit flush.

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Can you see any broken clips under where these tabs go?


its like there are no spots for the tabs to slide into


I'll take another picture when I get home in a couple of hours


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As far as I know, and by looking at several pictures from ifixits guide, parts and google images, the Apple Watch LCD shouldn't have clips, as the screen is held down by double sided adhesive.

I would contact them about it to see what can be done, as their customer service is fantastic. :-)

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