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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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

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