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    • User your fingernail to pull the small metal pin on each wrist band towards the inside. This unlocks the wrist bands from the body of the watch.

    • Remove the wrist bands.

  1. Opening the Huawei Watch 3, Remove the four Torx screws: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Torx T3 screwdriver to remove the four 4 mm-long screws on the back of the Huawei Watch 3.

  2. Opening the Huawei Watch 3, Pry the back cover open: step 3, image 1 of 3 Opening the Huawei Watch 3, Pry the back cover open: step 3, image 2 of 3 Opening the Huawei Watch 3, Pry the back cover open: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Locate the small notch at the top of the back cover.

    • Use a Jimmy to pry open the back cover by twisting it.

    • Using a sharp metal tool might cause cosmetic damage to the watch case. Covering the tool with a nitril glove can minimize the damage.

    • Don’t remove the back cover just yet. It is still connected to the motherboard with a flex cable.

  3. Opening the Huawei Watch 3, Loosen the back cover gasket: step 4, image 1 of 2 Opening the Huawei Watch 3, Loosen the back cover gasket: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Insert the tip of an opening pick between the back cover and the case.

    • Slide the opening pick around the back cover to loosen the gasket from the back cover.

  4. Opening the Huawei Watch 3, Lift the back cover: step 5, image 1 of 3 Opening the Huawei Watch 3, Lift the back cover: step 5, image 2 of 3 Opening the Huawei Watch 3, Lift the back cover: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • There is a ribbon cable running from the back cover to the motherboard.

    • Use an opening pick or your fingers to carefully lift the back cover open.

    • Flip the back cover open away from the crown.

    • You can prop up the back cover to minimize the stress on the ribbon cable.

  5. Opening the Huawei Watch 3, Remove the battery bracket screw: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the 2.9 mm-long screw from the battery bracket.

  6. Opening the Huawei Watch 3, Remove the battery bracket: step 7, image 1 of 3 Opening the Huawei Watch 3, Remove the battery bracket: step 7, image 2 of 3 Opening the Huawei Watch 3, Remove the battery bracket: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • User a pair of tweezers to lift the top of the battery bracket free from its screw socket.

    • Unhook the opposite side of the bracket and remove it.

  7. Opening the Huawei Watch 3, Unplug the battery connector: step 8, image 1 of 2 Opening the Huawei Watch 3, Unplug the battery connector: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Use the tip of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the battery connector.

    • The battery connector is the smallest of the three connectors.

  8. Opening the Huawei Watch 3, Remove the sensor bracket screw: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the 2.9 mm-long screw from the sensor bracket.

  9. Opening the Huawei Watch 3, Remove the sensor bracket: step 10, image 1 of 3 Opening the Huawei Watch 3, Remove the sensor bracket: step 10, image 2 of 3 Opening the Huawei Watch 3, Remove the sensor bracket: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • User a pair of tweezers to move the top of the sensor bracket free from a small latch near the case by rotating in inwards.

    • Unhook the opposite side of the bracket and remove it.

  10. Opening the Huawei Watch 3, Unplug the sensor connector: step 11, image 1 of 3 Opening the Huawei Watch 3, Unplug the sensor connector: step 11, image 2 of 3 Opening the Huawei Watch 3, Unplug the sensor connector: step 11, image 3 of 3
    • Use the tip of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the sensor connector.

    • Remove the back cover.

Conclusion

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

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