Introduction

Is your Pebble Steel not vibrating properly? Replacing the vibration motor may solve this problem.

Use a Torx T3 screwdriver to unscrew the four 3.5 mm Torx T3 screws holding the back plate. Make sure the screws are kept in a safe place to insure they are not lost. Remove the back plate.
  • Use a Torx T3 screwdriver to unscrew the four 3.5 mm Torx T3 screws holding the back plate.

  • Make sure the screws are kept in a safe place to insure they are not lost.

  • Remove the back plate.

The vibration motor is glued to the back plate. So remove the back plate a little bit, and look, if the motor sticks to it. Then first use a plastic opening tool to remove the vibration motor from the back plate.

Gauner - Reply

Same comment as Gauner: The vibration motor is glued to the back plate. DO NOT simply pull off the back plate as per the instructions else the two small wires that connect the motor will be damaged. I used a SIM tray pin tool to gently pry off the motor.

Steven Holbourne - Reply

The plastic frame is clipped inside the steel body with four clips, two each on the left and the right side of the watch, near the corners. You can stick a small screwdriver into the cutouts right above the clips and gently lever the plastic frame up, corner by corner. Once the clips are released, use a pair of tweezers to grab onto the black plastic frame and remove the internal hardware.
  • The plastic frame is clipped inside the steel body with four clips, two each on the left and the right side of the watch, near the corners. You can stick a small screwdriver into the cutouts right above the clips and gently lever the plastic frame up, corner by corner.

  • Once the clips are released, use a pair of tweezers to grab onto the black plastic frame and remove the internal hardware.

  • Adhesive on the back side of the battery holds the internal components to the front case.

  • Use tweezers or a plastic opening tool to disconnect the ribbon cable from the motherboard.

Don't just pull the hardware out. The plastic frame is clipped inside the steel body with four clips, two each on the left and the right side of the watch, near the corners. You can stick a small screwdriver into the cutouts right above the clips and gently lever the plastic frame up, corner by corner.

Gauner - Reply

During this step I broke off one of the contacts for the charge connector on the side of the motherboard. I'm not sure if it still works.

Paul K - Reply

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Use a small plastic opening tool to remove the vibration motor from the motherboard.
  • Use a small plastic opening tool to remove the vibration motor from the motherboard.

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Use a pair of tweezers to detach both the blue and red wires from the motherboard.
  • Use a pair of tweezers to detach both the blue and red wires from the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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Any idea where I can get the vibration motor ?

Armacalypse Roguewind - Reply

Do you think these would be ok as a replacement for my pebble (original, first gen.) http://www.ebay.it/itm/5-Motorino-Motore...

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