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Fitbit Charge 2 Touch Screen Assembly Replacement

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  1. Fitbit Charge 2 Touch Screen Assembly Replacement, Remove the watch band: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Before starting, take your Fitbit Charge 2 off the charger and power it down.

    • Remove the watch band on both sides.

  2. Fitbit Charge 2 Touch Screen Assembly Replacement, Heat the touch screen: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Heat an iOpener and apply it to the touch screen for two minutes.

    • The screen is not glued down, but the heat helps to loosen the touch screen assemly.

  3. Fitbit Charge 2 Touch Screen Assembly Replacement, Slide along the left edge: step 3, image 1 of 3 Fitbit Charge 2 Touch Screen Assembly Replacement, Slide along the left edge: step 3, image 2 of 3 Fitbit Charge 2 Touch Screen Assembly Replacement, Slide along the left edge: step 3, image 3 of 3
    Tool used on this step:
    iSesamo Opening Tool
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    • Insert an iSesamo into the gap between the touch screen and the watch assembly on the top left corner.

    • Slide the iSesamo along the left edge to the bottom left corner.

  4. Fitbit Charge 2 Touch Screen Assembly Replacement, Slide along the bottom edge: step 4, image 1 of 2 Fitbit Charge 2 Touch Screen Assembly Replacement, Slide along the bottom edge: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Slide the iSesamo around the bottom left corner.

    • Slide it along the edge to the bottom right corner.

  5. Fitbit Charge 2 Touch Screen Assembly Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 3 Fitbit Charge 2 Touch Screen Assembly Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 3 Fitbit Charge 2 Touch Screen Assembly Replacement: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the iSesamo around the bottom right corner.

    • Keep sliding it along the right edge to the top right corner.

  6. Fitbit Charge 2 Touch Screen Assembly Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 Fitbit Charge 2 Touch Screen Assembly Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Slide the iSesamo around the top right corner.

    • Slide it along the top edge to the top left corner.

  7. Fitbit Charge 2 Touch Screen Assembly Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 Fitbit Charge 2 Touch Screen Assembly Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Place the iSesamo under the top left corner.

    • Feel free to reattach the watch band for this and the next step for a better grip.

    • Pry up the touch screen assembly by twisting the iSesamo sideways to create a gap and unhinge the plastic clips which are holding the screen in place.

  8. Fitbit Charge 2 Touch Screen Assembly Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 Fitbit Charge 2 Touch Screen Assembly Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Place the iSesamo under the top right corner.

    • Pry up the touch screen assembly by twisting the iSesamo sideways to create a gap.

  9. Fitbit Charge 2 Touch Screen Assembly Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 2 Fitbit Charge 2 Touch Screen Assembly Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a spudger into the gap on the top edge of your Fitbit Charge 2.

    • Use the spudger to pry up the touch screen assembly.

    • Do not remove the touch screen assembly all the way yet—it's still connected to the motherboard.

  10. Fitbit Charge 2 Touch Screen Assembly Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully fold the touch screen assembly in the direction of the bottom edge.

  11. Fitbit Charge 2 Touch Screen Assembly Replacement, Remove the protecting sticker: step 11, image 1 of 2 Fitbit Charge 2 Touch Screen Assembly Replacement, Remove the protecting sticker: step 11, image 2 of 2
    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
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    • Use a pair of blunt nosed tweezers to remove the black sticker which covering the touch screen connector.

  12. Fitbit Charge 2 Touch Screen Assembly Replacement, Open the ZIF connector: step 12, image 1 of 2 Fitbit Charge 2 Touch Screen Assembly Replacement, Open the ZIF connector: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to open the ZIF connector by pushing up the black flap.

  13. Fitbit Charge 2 Touch Screen Assembly Replacement, Remove the touch screen assembly: step 13, image 1 of 3 Fitbit Charge 2 Touch Screen Assembly Replacement, Remove the touch screen assembly: step 13, image 2 of 3 Fitbit Charge 2 Touch Screen Assembly Replacement, Remove the touch screen assembly: step 13, image 3 of 3
    • Pull the touch screen flex cable straight out its socket.

    • Remove the touch screen assembly.

Conclusion

If possible, turn on your device and test your repair before reassemble.

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

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

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