Introduction

Use this guide to replace the adhesive of your Apple Watch Series 2 and reseal it.

    • Apply a little bit of isopropyl alcohol (>99%) to a Q-tip or use a cleaning pad to gently remove the adhesive leftovers on top of the force touch gasket.

      • To remove the adhesive on the side where the display cables are running, fold down the display and carefully pull it away from the frame so there's enough space.

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  1. Flip the Apple Watch upside down so the display lays flat while lifting up the case.
    • Flip the Apple Watch upside down so the display lays flat while lifting up the case.

    • Remove the leftovers on the back of the display.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers to carefully remove replacement adhesive with the blue protective film from the backing paper.

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    • Hold the replacement adhesive diagonally to thread it over the display.

    • Slightly tilt the display forward so you can align the adhesive with the frame.

    • Position the replacement adhesive on top of the force touch gasket and use the pointed end of a spudger to move and press it into place.

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    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to put the battery connection plate back in its original position.

    • Reconnect the battery flex cable.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers to place the metal plate covering the battery connector back in its original position and fix it with its Tri-point #000 screw.

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    • Gently remove the protective film on top of the adhesive.

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    • Align the screen and press it down firmly onto the adhesive.

      • To further improve bonding of the adhesive you can use an iOpener to warm up the display and then press it down again for about a minute.

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