Introduction

Step-by-step guide in removing and replacing a faulty motherboard.

On the strap there is a knob. Sliding this knob towards the opposite side of the strap releases the tension on the spring bar, allowing you to pull the strap out.. On the strap there is a knob. Sliding this knob towards the opposite side of the strap releases the tension on the spring bar, allowing you to pull the strap out..
  • On the strap there is a knob. Sliding this knob towards the opposite side of the strap releases the tension on the spring bar, allowing you to pull the strap out..

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Use the T5 Torx driver to remove the four screws on the case. Use the magnetic pad to keep all your parts easily contained! The case will pry easily off with just gentle hand pressure
  • Use the T5 Torx driver to remove the four screws on the case.

    • Use the magnetic pad to keep all your parts easily contained!

  • The case will pry easily off with just gentle hand pressure

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Using the tweezers, gently remove the fabric protecting the battery connection. Take care when removing the fabric. Too much force may damage the contact with the metal tweezers.
  • Using the tweezers, gently remove the fabric protecting the battery connection.

  • Take care when removing the fabric. Too much force may damage the contact with the metal tweezers.

  • Use the heavy duty spudger to gently push the contact towards the top of the case.

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Gently pry the battery up with the plastic pry tools Gently pry the battery up with the plastic pry tools Gently pry the battery up with the plastic pry tools
  • Gently pry the battery up with the plastic pry tools

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With the metal tweezers gently remove the fabric covering the connection on bottom right Using the heavy duty plastic spudger pry up on the connection ribbon. There are two connection ports on the single ribbon. Do not use too much force as you may tear ribbon!
  • With the metal tweezers gently remove the fabric covering the connection on bottom right

  • Using the heavy duty plastic spudger pry up on the connection ribbon.

  • There are two connection ports on the single ribbon. Do not use too much force as you may tear ribbon!

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The protective plate is now ready to be safely removed. With the heavy duty spudger pry up on the metal plate, in a counter-clockwise pattern There are tiny notches on plate making it simple to pull up on each side.
  • The protective plate is now ready to be safely removed.

  • With the heavy duty spudger pry up on the metal plate, in a counter-clockwise pattern

  • There are tiny notches on plate making it simple to pull up on each side.

  • A small strip of adhesive is on back of plate as well.

  • Remove loosened plate and set aside.

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With the 000 Philips screwdriver remove the screw and plastic retainer clips With the 000 Philips screwdriver remove the screw and plastic retainer clips With the 000 Philips screwdriver remove the screw and plastic retainer clips
  • With the 000 Philips screwdriver remove the screw and plastic retainer clips

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With heavy duty spudger lift up on final connection ribbon located on left corner. With heavy duty spudger lift up on final connection ribbon located on left corner.
  • With heavy duty spudger lift up on final connection ribbon located on left corner.

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With all the connections disconnected the motherboard can be gently pried up and out of the watch case. With all the connections disconnected the motherboard can be gently pried up and out of the watch case.
  • With all the connections disconnected the motherboard can be gently pried up and out of the watch case.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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