Introduction

This panel should be removed to get to all of the watch's insides. It is extremely fragile, so use caution when removing it.

Parts

No parts required.

Set the watch face down on a flat surface.
  • 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

Thanks Chris K. for pointing that out. Yes, I was able to pull the tabs without having to deal with adhesive back.

Brian Li -

I have used a hair drier: 10cm far for about 10 minutes; reheat it for couple minutes during the process, the glue must be soft to avoid breaking the rear cover.

Tarik - Reply

NO, NO, NO, YOU DON”T NEED TO REMOVE CERAMIC BACK. just remove the 4 securing pins and the watch body can be easily removed without breaking the back

Bernard McGrath - Reply

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  • 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

Most watches are ALREADY cracked! Mine has a hairline crack starting on the exact same place as the one on the pic (but it only goes from the indent for the the strap to the middle, not all the way thru, yet).

You can only see it in the right light and angle. My guess is that the glue hold everything neatly and the cracks are not too visible. But they are probably there. Also the pic has Three to FOUR very visible cracks, not one :)

gcb - Reply

I have the essential toolkit: in addition to the description above, I have used on extra opening pick (total 2) and the suction cup. The glue into the watch is !&&* and I am sure many breaks the rear cover because not ungluing enough of it before pulling the cover off. I found out that the rear cover offers a very small flexibility, but at least some flexibility (it is not absolutely hard as a glass piece as others say).

Action: I have applied the suction cup on the rear cover and used the opening pick on one of the sides *while* applying some preassure to open with the suction cup (after heating it up to soften the glue) - that allowed inserting the opening pick without brutality; then leave the opening pick inside, and do the same procedure on the other side with another opening pick… and keep “digging” in until the rear cover releases. I have re-heated the rear cover twice during the whole process. Rear cover removed without any damage caused by the process.

I wish I could add pictures.

Tarik - Reply

  • 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

There are replacement back covers available here. They are plastic and Non-OEM but better than a broken back cover: http://www.mpfproducts.com/back-cover-re...

Mike - Reply

Conclusion

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

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How does this *rear cover replacement* count as "no parts required"?

Kyle Mitchell - Reply

There are replacement back covers available here. They are plastic and Non-OEM but better than a broken back cover: http://www.mpfproducts.com/back-cover-re...

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