Introduction

The O-Ring is fragile. Take care not to let it break when dealing with it.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Place the heated [guide|11677|iOpener] on the face of the rear cover to loosen the adhesive underneath.
  • Set the watch face down on a flat surface.

  • Place the heated iOpener on the face of the rear cover to loosen the adhesive underneath.

Note other methods available that doesn't require the purchase of additional tools beyond what typical battery replacement kits offer. i.e. a hair dryer.

Scott Fernandez - Reply

This step isn't necessary for battery replacement! Remove the wrist strap, then pull out the 4 catches and jump to step 4. See: https://youtu.be/Jw3n5qbGv-I

Chris K. - Reply

Image 1/2: The rear cover is extremely fragile. Be very delicate when using the opening pick. Image 2/2: Work your way entirely around the rear cover.
  • Gently slide the blue opening pick between the rear cover and the metal casing.

    • The rear cover is extremely fragile. Be very delicate when using the opening pick.

  • Work your way entirely around the rear cover.

    • It may take several attempts of reheating the adhesive to get the rear cover loose enough to pull off.

Extremely fragile is an understatement. It pulled it with my fingernail and it cracked

sercasti - Reply

Seems this video has all steps better covered. https://youtu.be/nXwq4zeehe8

Some more tools are needed if you don't want to ruin the device you are fixing.

Erik Ušaj - Reply

Why on earth would you guys show a watch with a cracked back cover?? Does not instill much confidence when looking over these instructions.... I mean, was this the only watch you guys had and you broke the cover when making the instructions or what? Or are you guys just trying to make it totally realistic? Just completely baffled by this....

splangele - Reply

Image 1/1:
  • Once the adhesive has been successfully loosened, gently pull the rear cover off.

How to stick it back? Which glue you suggest for the same?

Anand - Reply

Do you have a replacement back case ?

Mohd Arash -

Where do I find the back case replacement

Mohd Arash - Reply

I need a new back cover for mine too. Can't find the replacement parts online anywhere?? Can anyone help source the part?

worboyz10 - Reply

I managed to find some for sale here, but they are out of stock everytime I try to order them.

https://www.etradesupply.com/motorola/ot...

worboyz10 - Reply

I don't think its possible to buy a replacement back but you can buy a skin protector for the back here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00K2C...

CAT-TV - Reply

Image 1/2: Image 2/2:
  • To get to the O-Ring, use the Jimmy to gently pry off the rear housing.

There are small pins that you can push out from the 4 notches around the edge. After removing these, the whole assembly will almost fall out. Almost no prying needed.

Dillin Smith - Reply

Image 1/1: The O-Ring is delicate and is easily severed. Use care around sharp objects.
  • Pinch the green rubber O-Ring and slide it off of the watch.

    • The O-Ring is delicate and is easily severed. Use care around sharp objects.

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Conclusion

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

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Where can you get your hands on a replacement o'ring?!

James S - Reply

I broke my o-ring. Any ideas where I could get a raplacement?

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