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Apple's third-generation smartwatch, with optional cellular connectivity, released September 22, 2017.

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Apple Watch series 3 no touch after screen replacement

I recently replaced the screen on my Apple Watch series 3 Nike + edition. The screen comes on and the buttons work but there is no reaction from the device when I touch the screen. I have tried force restarting it dozens of times and it has changed nothing. The old broken screen does not work at all so I believe that trying to use the old digitizer will not work. Anyone have any ideas?

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Sounds like either the display assembly was defective or the cable connection from the SIP was not fully inserted and latched or was damaged.

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I have tried reseating the cables a couple of times and that hasn't changed anything, unfortunately, so I am beginning to wonder if there is another component that might be damaged or if the unit is now useless

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I went back and tried your solution and to my surprise, it worked! I can't believe it was that simple of a solution, thank you!

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What exactly was the solution? @Blake Russell

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@chi.areadj - Either the cable was not fulled inserted or the display unit was defective.

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Blake what was it that you did exactly? I am having the same problem…I can’t get touch to work. The touch cable appears to be seated into the connector…I’m stumped

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Hi Jerrod, did you ever resolve the problem with your watch? I have the same issue.

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For me the solution was update the firmware and after the touchscreen start to work fine.

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I purchased one of these sapphire screens for series 3. Screen works but in constant restore loop. Firmware upgrade fails each time also

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Blake Russell will be eternally grateful.
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