Introduction

A step-by-step guide to removing and installing a vibration motor

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  • 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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Image 1/3: Use the magnetic pad to keep all your parts easily contained! Image 2/3: The case will pry easily off with just gentle hand pressure Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: Take care when removing the fabric. Too much force may damage the contact with the metal tweezers. Image 2/2: Use the heavy duty spudger to gently push the contact towards the top of the case.
  • 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

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Image 1/3: Using the heavy duty plastic spudger pry up on the connection ribbon. Image 2/3: There are two connection ports on the single ribbon. Do not use too much force as you may tear ribbon! Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: With the heavy duty spudger pry up on the metal plate, in a counter-clockwise pattern Image 2/3: There are tiny notches on plate making it simple to pull up on each side. Image 3/3: A small strip of adhesive is on back of plate as well.
  • 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

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  • 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.

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Image 1/3: Do not bend these too far as they can easily break off! Image 2/3: Do not bend these too far as they can easily break off! Image 3/3: Do not bend these too far as they can easily break off!
  • With a flat metal spudger pry back the little metal clamps that hold the motor secure.

  • Do not bend these too far as they can easily break off!

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Image 1/3: Use metal tweezers to pull up and remove motor. Image 2/3: A soldering iron gets hot! Take care not to burn yourself or place it on any other part of the board. Image 3/3: A soldering iron gets hot! Take care not to burn yourself or place it on any other part of the board.
  • With the soldering iron, heat the two solder tabs on back of motor.

  • Use metal tweezers to pull up and remove motor.

  • A soldering iron gets hot! Take care not to burn yourself or place it on any other part of the board.

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Conclusion

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

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