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Introduction

Use this guide to remove the core assembly in the Samsung Galaxy Watch.

  1. Remove the four Tri-point #00 screws (4.2 mm length) on the backside of the watch.
    • Remove the four Tri-point #00 screws (4.2 mm length) on the backside of the watch.

    I can't get them to budge

    Irene - Reply

  2. Use an opening tool to get between the back cover and the metal housing of the watch. Carefully pry the plastic back cover open.
    • Use an opening tool to get between the back cover and the metal housing of the watch.

    • Carefully pry the plastic back cover open.

    • Don't remove the back cover yet. There is a flex cable running to the core assembly inside.

    You may need to use a small screwdriver or letter opener to pry the case apart. I found with two different spudgers I could not get it to budge.

    Tim Durstenfeld - Reply

  3. Lay down the watch and lift the back cover to access the sensor connector on the motherboard. Lay down the watch and lift the back cover to access the sensor connector on the motherboard.
    • Lay down the watch and lift the back cover to access the sensor connector on the motherboard.

  4. Use a spudger to disconnect the sensor flex cable from the motherboard. Use a spudger to disconnect the sensor flex cable from the motherboard.
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the sensor flex cable from the motherboard.

    My 2019 Gear Sport has no flex cable it used a post where the flex cable is. This plugs into the mother board.

    Much better for disassembly.

    William Barron - Reply

  5. Remove the back cover. When closing the watch make sure the rubber gasket is undamaged or replace it with a new one. When closing the watch make sure the rubber gasket is undamaged or replace it with a new one.
    • Remove the back cover.

    • When closing the watch make sure the rubber gasket is undamaged or replace it with a new one.

    Has anyone seen a listing for the gasket?

    DaChew - Reply

    anyone where can find the rubber gasket?

    Melvyn Chang - Reply

    is the gasket the Adhesive? If not, what adhesive suggested and how do you apply it?

    batato kr - Reply

    No, the gasket is not the adhesive. As adhesive you can use this under the battery.

    Tobias Isakeit -

    woher bekomme ich eine neue gummidichtung?

    Anja Müller-Dreßler - Reply

  6. Use a spudger to disconnect the display flex cable from the motherboard. Use a spudger to disconnect the display flex cable from the motherboard.
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the display flex cable from the motherboard.

    My display flex cable is cut … is it possible to replace only cable without changing display… if yes please leave a link to buy it

    Akshat Dev - Reply

  7. Lift the core unit out of the housing. The core's plastic frame sits tight inside the housing.
    • Lift the core unit out of the housing.

    • The core's plastic frame sits tight inside the housing.

    • Carefully thread the display flex cable through the gap of the core's plastic frame.

Conclusion

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

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thanks, loved seeing this watch from the inside!

Crystal Blu - Reply

Great, but now I need to know how to get to the glass to replace it.

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