Spring bars attach the two halves of the wristband to the watch body. The spring bar has a shoulder on either end.
  • Spring bars attach the two halves of the wristband to the watch body. The spring bar has a shoulder on either end.

  • Be prepared to apply some pressure with your fingers to perform the following action.

  • First, slide the wristband down on the spring bar to expose the shoulder of the spring bar.

  • Grasp the exposed shoulder with the tweezers to perform the next step.

Is there a reason you are removing the straps before the back of the watch? They don't block the back from coming off or really get in the way much.

Andy Wickham - Reply

its in the way, obviously it need to take them off, lol.

silentg4real -

Where can I get this battery?

Josh Wheat - Reply

where can i buy a new replacement rear case? please let me know!

silentg4real - Reply

I'd like to know as well and don't care if it's a knock off either

Joseph Wellman -

This is a challenging step. Do it carefully to prevent the spring bar from flying out of the wristband. Use the tweezer to depress the spring bar so that it collapses by a few millimeters and pops out of the hole that was holding it in place.
  • This is a challenging step. Do it carefully to prevent the spring bar from flying out of the wristband.

  • Use the tweezer to depress the spring bar so that it collapses by a few millimeters and pops out of the hole that was holding it in place.

  • Now carefully pull the other end of the spring bar to detach the wristband from the watch face.

  • Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the other wristband.

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Use the T5 Torx screwdriver to unscrew the four silver 2mm x 3mm T5 screws that hold the back cover in place.
  • Use the T5 Torx screwdriver to unscrew the four silver 2mm x 3mm T5 screws that hold the back cover in place.

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Black Friday
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Slide the opening pick between the rear case and the rest of the device to separate the two halves. Gently pull the two halves apart.
  • Slide the opening pick between the rear case and the rest of the device to separate the two halves.

  • Gently pull the two halves apart.

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Use a pair of tweezers to remove the gasket that lies embedded in a groove that runs around the perimeter of the front half.
  • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the gasket that lies embedded in a groove that runs around the perimeter of the front half.

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Use the spudger to gently lift up and disconnect the display connector. Now use the spudger to disconnect the digitizer connector.
  • Use the spudger to gently lift up and disconnect the display connector.

  • Now use the spudger to disconnect the digitizer connector.

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Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the two black PHO 2.5mm x 3mm screws. Use the spudger to gently remove the motherboard.
  • Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the two black PHO 2.5mm x 3mm screws.

  • Use the spudger to gently remove the motherboard.

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Apply a small amount of pressure to the back of the LCD to create a gap for the opening pick.
  • Apply a small amount of pressure to the back of the LCD to create a gap for the opening pick.

  • Gently work the pick around the perimeter of the device to loosen up the adhesive.

    • An iOpener may be necessary to help loosen up the adhesive. Refer to our iOpener guide for info on how to use it.

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After using the pick to loosen the adhesive, simply pull the display assembly up from the metal bezel. After using the pick to loosen the adhesive, simply pull the display assembly up from the metal bezel.
  • After using the pick to loosen the adhesive, simply pull the display assembly up from the metal bezel.

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Conclusion

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

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Where can you purchase replacement parts?

Brian Winebarger - Reply

Someone knows where to find a screen replacement?, i found at alibaba but i have to buy 1k ... :(

George Momo Seyssel - Reply

I found a 00 screwdriver was better than 000 for removing the motherboard.

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