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Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement

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  1. Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Remove the watch band: step 1, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Remove the watch band: step 1, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Remove the watch band: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Before starting repairs, turn off your watch and take it off the charger.

    • Remove the watch band by pressing the band release button and sliding the band over the button while pulling it away from the watch.

    • Repeat for the other watch band.

  2. Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Loosen the screen adhesive: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Heat an iOpener and apply it to the screen for about two minutes to soften the adhesive securing the screen.

    • A hair dryer, heat gun, or hot plate may also be used, but be careful not to overheat the watch—the screen and internal battery are both susceptible to heat damage.

  3. Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Insert an iFlex: step 3, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Insert an iFlex: step 3, image 2 of 2
    Tool used on this step:
    iFlex Opening Tool
    $11.99
    Buy
    • The thin seam between the frame and screen requires a thin metal tool—take your time and work carefully to avoid scraping or gouging the watch body or glass.

    • Insert an iFlex into the thin gap between the screen and frame, left of the digital crown.

  4. Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Slice the screen adhesive: step 4, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Slice the screen adhesive: step 4, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Slice the screen adhesive: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • When slicing the screen adhesive, insert the iFlex no deeper than 3 mm to prevent damaging internal components.

    • Slide the iFlex around the entire perimeter of the watch to slice all of the screen adhesive.

  5. Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Pry up the screen: step 5, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Pry up the screen: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the iFlex and reinsert it under the screen, to the right of the speaker grille.

    • Twist the iFlex to pry the screen up.

    • Don't try to fully remove the screen just yet, as it‘s still connected to the watch assembly by a delicate cable.

  6. Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Swing open the screen: step 6, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Swing open the screen: step 6, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Swing open the screen: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Be careful not to strain the screen assembly cable when you open the display.

    • Swing the screen open to an upright position.

    • During reassembly, this is a good point to power on your device and test all functions before sealing it up. Be sure to power it back down completely before you continue working.

  7. Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Unfasten the speaker bracket: step 7, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Unfasten the speaker bracket: step 7, image 2 of 2
    Tool used on this step:
    FixMat
    $36.95
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    • Throughout this repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from.

    • Use a Torx T2 screwdriver to remove the 2.1 mm-long screw securing the speaker bracket.

  8. Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Remove the speaker bracket: step 8, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Remove the speaker bracket: step 8, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Remove the speaker bracket: step 8, image 3 of 3
    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
    $4.99
    Buy
    • Take care not to puncture or bend the battery with sharp tools—it can leak dangerous chemicals or catch fire.

    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the speaker bracket.

  9. Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Disconnect the vibration motor: step 9, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Disconnect the vibration motor: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Use the point of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the vibration motor‘s press connector.

    • To re-attach press connectors like this one, carefully align and press down on one side until it clicks into place, then repeat on the other side. Do not press down in the middle. If the connector is misaligned, the pins can bend and cause permanent damage.

  10. Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Loosen the vibration motor cable: step 10, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Loosen the vibration motor cable: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Be careful with sharp tools around the battery.

    • Use tweezers to peel up the yellow tape securing the vibration motor cable to the battery.

  11. Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Unfasten the vibration motor: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Torx T2 screwdriver to remove the two screws securing the vibration motor:

    • One 1.8 mm-long screw

    • One 2.8 mm-long screw

  12. Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Remove the grounding bracket: step 12, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Remove the grounding bracket: step 12, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Remove the grounding bracket: step 12, image 3 of 3
    • Use tweezers to lift the grounding bracket out of its recess and remove it.

  13. Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Remove the vibration motor: step 13, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Remove the vibration motor: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the vibration motor.

  14. Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Unfasten the battery bracket: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Torx T2 screwdriver to remove the two 3 mm-long screws securing the battery bracket.

  15. Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Remove the grounding bracket: step 15, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Remove the grounding bracket: step 15, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Remove the grounding bracket: step 15, image 3 of 3
    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
    $4.99
    Buy
    • Use tweezers to lift the grounding bracket out of its recess and remove it.

  16. Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Loosen the battery tape: step 16, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Loosen the battery tape: step 16, image 2 of 2
    • Take care not to puncture or bend the battery with sharp tools—it can leak dangerous chemicals or catch fire.

    • Use tweezers to peel up the yellow tape from the edge of the battery, next to the speaker.

  17. Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Pry up the battery: step 17, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Pry up the battery: step 17, image 2 of 2
    • Slide the flat end of a spudger under the edge of the battery where the vibration motor was.

    • Pry up the battery until you can grip it with your fingers.

    • The battery is held in place by mild adhesive. If you're struggling to pry up the battery, apply a heated iOpener to the bottom of the watch for about 2 minutes to loosen the adhesive. Don't apply the iOpener directly to the battery.

    • Don't try to remove the battery all the way yet, as it‘s still connected to the watch assembly by a delicate cable.

  18. Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Reposition the battery: step 18, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Reposition the battery: step 18, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Reposition the battery: step 18, image 3 of 3
    • Avoid straining or tearing the battery cable when moving the battery.

    • Carefully place the battery next to the watch to access the battery connector bracket.

  19. Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Unfasten the battery connector bracket: step 19, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Unfasten the battery connector bracket: step 19, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Torx T2 screwdriver to remove the two 1.5 mm-long screws securing the battery connector bracket.

  20. Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Remove the battery connector bracket: step 20, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Remove the battery connector bracket: step 20, image 2 of 2
    • Use tweezers to remove the battery connector bracket.

  21. Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Disconnect the battery cable: step 21, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Disconnect the battery cable: step 21, image 2 of 2
    • Use the point of a spudger to disconnect the battery cable by prying the connector straight up from its socket.

  22. Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Remove the battery: step 22, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the battery.

    • Never reuse a deformed or damaged battery—it's a fire hazard. Replace it with a new battery.

  23. Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Disconnect the screen assembly cable: step 23, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Disconnect the screen assembly cable: step 23, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Disconnect the screen assembly cable: step 23, image 3 of 3
    • Note: The screen assembly cable is threaded underneath the test port cable.

    • Avoid straining or tearing the test port cable in the following steps.

    • Use the point of a spudger to disconnect the screen assembly cable by carefully prying the connector straight up from its socket.

  24. Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Loosen the screen assembly cable: step 24, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Loosen the screen assembly cable: step 24, image 2 of 2
    • The screen assembly cable is secured by light adhesive.

    • Slide the flat end of a spudger underneath the screen assembly cable to loosen its adhesive and detach it from the watch frame.

  25. Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Remove the screen assembly: step 25, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Remove the screen assembly: step 25, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel Watch Screen Replacement, Remove the screen assembly: step 25, image 3 of 3
    • Carefully pull the screen assembly cable out from underneath the test port cable.

    • Remove the screen assembly.

    • During reassembly, apply new adhesive where it's necessary after cleaning the relevant areas with high-concentration isopropyl alcohol (>90%).

    • After installing the screen, apply strong, steady pressure for several hours to help the adhesive form a good bond—a stack of heavy books works well.

Conclusion

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

If you were installing a new batter—For optimal performance, calibrate your newly installed battery after completing this guide.

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

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our Answers community for help.

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4 Comments

Bekommt man das Display überhaupt irgendwo zu kaufen? Ich habs nicht irgendwo gefunden

Anna Katharina Linges - Reply

Whee do you get the screen

Janelle Roland - Reply

Replacement screen can be obtained by buying a broken Pixel Watch (with an intact screen) off eBay. There aren't a lot for sale but they do come up. I just bought one for 34 USD plus 15 USD shipping to Canada.

What width replacement adhesive is needed? Is this Tesa tape suitable? Tesa 61395 Tape

Lance Kersey - Reply

Is it an adhesive tape or will something like uhu or evostik work?

Marcus Winter - Reply

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