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Introduction

Use this guide to replace the motherboard in your Huawei Watch GT 2 (42 mm).

  1. Huawei Watch GT 2 (42 mm) Motherboard Replacement, Remove the watch band: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Before starting the repairs, take your watch off the charger and power it down.

    • Remove the watch band.

  2. Huawei Watch GT 2 (42 mm) Motherboard Replacement, Unfasten the screws: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T2 Torx screwdriver to remove the four 3.6 mm screws securing the back cover assembly.

  3. Huawei Watch GT 2 (42 mm) Motherboard Replacement, Pry up the back cover assembly: step 3, image 1 of 3 Huawei Watch GT 2 (42 mm) Motherboard Replacement, Pry up the back cover assembly: step 3, image 2 of 3 Huawei Watch GT 2 (42 mm) Motherboard Replacement, Pry up the back cover assembly: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Insert an opening tool in the seam on the top edge between the back cover assembly and the watch case.

    • Use the opening tool to pry up the back cover assembly of your Huawei Watch GT 2 (42 mm).

    • Don't fully remove the back cover assembly just yet. It's still connected to the motherboard.

  4. Huawei Watch GT 2 (42 mm) Motherboard Replacement, Lift the back cover assembly: step 4, image 1 of 2 Huawei Watch GT 2 (42 mm) Motherboard Replacement, Lift the back cover assembly: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Carefully swing the display assembly open to an upward position.

  5. Huawei Watch GT 2 (42 mm) Motherboard Replacement, Unhinge the metal shield: step 5, image 1 of 2 Huawei Watch GT 2 (42 mm) Motherboard Replacement, Unhinge the metal shield: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • The metal shield is held in place by a clip.

    • Insert an opening pick in the gap between the metal shield and the shield bracket on the motherboard.

    • Push the opening pick slightly downwards to unhinge the metal shield.

  6. Huawei Watch GT 2 (42 mm) Motherboard Replacement, Remove the metal shield: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the metal shield.

  7. Huawei Watch GT 2 (42 mm) Motherboard Replacement, Disconnect the back cover assembly: step 7, image 1 of 2 Huawei Watch GT 2 (42 mm) Motherboard Replacement, Disconnect the back cover assembly: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the back cover assembly.

  8. Huawei Watch GT 2 (42 mm) Motherboard Replacement, Separate the back cover assembly: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Separate the back cover assembly from the watch case.

  9. Huawei Watch GT 2 (42 mm) Motherboard Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 3 Huawei Watch GT 2 (42 mm) Motherboard Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 3 Huawei Watch GT 2 (42 mm) Motherboard Replacement: step 9, image 3 of 3
    • Insert an opening pick in the gap between the metal shield and the shield bracket on the motherboard.

    • Push the opening pick slightly downwards to unhinge the metal shield.

    • Remove the metal shield.

  10. Huawei Watch GT 2 (42 mm) Motherboard Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 2 Huawei Watch GT 2 (42 mm) Motherboard Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to disconnect the display flex cable from the motherboard.

  11. Huawei Watch GT 2 (42 mm) Motherboard Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the four 2.3 mm screws securing the motherboard.

  12. Huawei Watch GT 2 (42 mm) Motherboard Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 2 Huawei Watch GT 2 (42 mm) Motherboard Replacement: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • Use an opening pick to pry up the motherboard.

    • Remove the motherboard.

Conclusion

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

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