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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Worth repairing one that does not turn on at all?

So, right now my plan is to get 2 Apple watches and get at least 1 working.

The first one is completely dead. No iCloud, includes charger and screen is mostly flawless (has a few scratches and a tiny crack)

The second Watch has no lcd on it, so I don’t know if it turns on or not. It also has no iCloud but does not include the charger. Both include the band.

Right now, I have the high bid for both watches for the first one at $31 and the second for $7 (high bid for second one is 25)

So, what should I try first? Put lcd on 2nd one? New battery for 1st one?

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Which came first? The Chicken or the Egg?

You need the chicken to lay the egg, but you need the egg to get the chicken!

If you can answer that then you'll know which way to go here ;-}


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No, no! I just can't tell you which way to go here with your choices.


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This sounds like a rabbit hole. Let's assume both are water damaged and no parts on either are any good--that's pretty typical for eBay. So you'll spend time swapping parts back and forth and you'll have no idea which parts are good and which are bad.

You need a known good device in order to make progress here. Get an iCloud locked one and take it apart and use it to troubleshoot the parts. Then build a new one based on results.

Most people try to fix devices before listing them on eBay, certainly the one that has no lcd. If the seller has sold other mobile devices then you can betcha that these have no working parts. If the seller looks like a regular person, then maybe some parts on these will work.

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One of the Apple watches was taken off eBay for some reason, something happened to the seller and now everything they were listing was gone. The one that got taken off was the one that had no lcd. Also, the one with the lcd comes with the charger, so that’s good since the charger is $20 alone. The seller looks like a normal person, but they do have a few other electronics. I will get an iCloud locked one and the one with the lcd. Thanks!


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