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Introduction

Use this guide to replace the motherboard in a Samsung Galaxy Watch.

  1. Remove the four Tri-point #00 screws (4.2 mm length) on the backside of the watch.
    • Remove the four Tri-point #00 screws (4.2 mm length) on the backside of the watch.

  2. Use an opening tool to get between the back cover and the metal housing of the watch. Carefully pry the plastic back cover open.
    • Use an opening tool to get between the back cover and the metal housing of the watch.

    • Carefully pry the plastic back cover open.

    • Don't remove the back cover yet. There is a flex cable running to the core assembly inside.

  3. Lay down the watch and lift the back cover to access the sensor connector on the motherboard. Lay down the watch and lift the back cover to access the sensor connector on the motherboard.
    • Lay down the watch and lift the back cover to access the sensor connector on the motherboard.

  4. Use a spudger to disconnect the sensor flex cable from the motherboard. Use a spudger to disconnect the sensor flex cable from the motherboard.
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the sensor flex cable from the motherboard.

  5. Remove the back cover. When closing the watch make sure the rubber gasket is undamaged or replace it with a new one. When closing the watch make sure the rubber gasket is undamaged or replace it with a new one.
    • Remove the back cover.

    • When closing the watch make sure the rubber gasket is undamaged or replace it with a new one.

  6. Use a spudger to disconnect the display flex cable from the motherboard. Use a spudger to disconnect the display flex cable from the motherboard.
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the display flex cable from the motherboard.

  7. Lift the core unit out of the housing. The core's plastic frame sits tight inside the housing.
    • Lift the core unit out of the housing.

    • The core's plastic frame sits tight inside the housing.

    • Carefully thread the display flex cable through the gap of the core's plastic frame.

  8. Use a spudger to disconnect the hall sensor flex cable. Use a spudger to disconnect the hall sensor flex cable.
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the hall sensor flex cable.

  9. Use a pair of tweezers to gently peel both button cables from the plastic frame. Use a pair of tweezers to gently peel both button cables from the plastic frame. Use a pair of tweezers to gently peel both button cables from the plastic frame.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to gently peel both button cables from the plastic frame.

  10. Remove the single Phillips #00 screw (3.4 mm length).
    • Remove the single Phillips #00 screw (3.4 mm length).

  11. Insert a spudger into the small gap underneath the motherboard where the cutout in the plastic frame is. Lift the motherboard by twisting the spudger.
    • Insert a spudger into the small gap underneath the motherboard where the cutout in the plastic frame is.

    • Lift the motherboard by twisting the spudger.

  12. Remove the motherboard.
    • Remove the motherboard.

Conclusion

If possible, turn on your device and test your repair before resealing.

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

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our Answers community for help.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

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4 Comments

Anyone know where to purchase a Galaxy Watch mother board?

lorne serpa - Reply

What is the part number, or where can you get the motherboard?

Nick Henthorn - Reply

Where can the motherboard be purchased from for Galaxy Watch ?

Mohammed Aamir - Reply

I got a motherboard on ebay. Including import duties it was something like 90$. Shipped to Denmark.

Definitely cheaper than repair shop and absolutely more fun! :)

Agris Jurjans - Reply

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