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Introduction

The heart rate monitor is a component that allows your watch to read your heart rate. It does this by emitting infrared light to monitor blood flow under your skin. If your watch does not detect your heart rate and you've tried the options in the Troubleshooting guide, then the heart rate monitor may need to be replaced.

  1. Samsung Gear Live Heart Rate Monitor Replacement, Lay the watch face-down: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Lay the watch face-down on a flat, stable surface.

    Be sure to proofread carefully.

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  2. Samsung Gear Live Heart Rate Monitor Replacement, Remove the holding pin: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Press the watchband down against the work surface.

    • Press the tip of a flathead screwdriver against the edge of the spring-loaded holding pin.

  3. Samsung Gear Live Heart Rate Monitor Replacement, Remove the watchband: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • With the spring-loaded pin pressed in, the watch band should release easily.

    • Gently pull the band away from the body of the watch.

    • Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the opposite side.

  4. Samsung Gear Live Heart Rate Monitor Replacement, Locate the four screws: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • With the watch laying face-down, locate the four screws. They are located on the back of the watch, at the four corners.

  5. Samsung Gear Live Heart Rate Monitor Replacement, Remove the 4 screws: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Using a Torx-T5 screwdriver, remove each of the four 4mm screws and set them aside.

  6. Samsung Gear Live Heart Rate Monitor Replacement, Pry off the back of the watch.: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Gently work the plastic opening tool under the top edge of the watch’s back cover.

  7. Samsung Gear Live Heart Rate Monitor Replacement, Lift off the back cover: step 7, image 1 of 2 Samsung Gear Live Heart Rate Monitor Replacement, Lift off the back cover: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • With the watch’s back cover pried loose, gently lift it away from the front half of the watch.

    Good action shots here!

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  8. Samsung Gear Live Heart Rate Monitor Replacement, Set both halves of the watch aside: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Lay both halves of the watch body assembly face down (with internal components facing up).

  9. Samsung Gear Live Heart Rate Monitor Replacement, Pry away the ribbon cable: step 9, image 1 of 2 Samsung Gear Live Heart Rate Monitor Replacement, Pry away the ribbon cable: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Locate the ribbon cable connector near the edge of the watch's case.

    • Using the plastic opening tool, gently pry the connector from the motherboard

    You forgot the second ribbon for the vibrator motor.

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  10. Samsung Gear Live Heart Rate Monitor Replacement, Remove the red spacers: step 10, image 1 of 2 Samsung Gear Live Heart Rate Monitor Replacement, Remove the red spacers: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Using the plastic opening tool, gently pry away the red spacers.

    • Set the spacers aside.

  11. Samsung Gear Live Heart Rate Monitor Replacement, Pry up the motherboard: step 11, image 1 of 3 Samsung Gear Live Heart Rate Monitor Replacement, Pry up the motherboard: step 11, image 2 of 3 Samsung Gear Live Heart Rate Monitor Replacement, Pry up the motherboard: step 11, image 3 of 3
    • Insert the end of the plastic opening tool under the motherboard.

    • Gently pry up the motherboard.

  12. Samsung Gear Live Heart Rate Monitor Replacement, Remove the heart rate sensor cable: step 12, image 1 of 2 Samsung Gear Live Heart Rate Monitor Replacement, Remove the heart rate sensor cable: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • Set the motherboard on a flat, stable surface.

    • Using the plastic opening tool, gently pry the heart rate sensor cable from the motherboard.

  13. Samsung Gear Live Heart Rate Monitor Replacement, Pry up the heart rate sensor: step 13, image 1 of 3 Samsung Gear Live Heart Rate Monitor Replacement, Pry up the heart rate sensor: step 13, image 2 of 3 Samsung Gear Live Heart Rate Monitor Replacement, Pry up the heart rate sensor: step 13, image 3 of 3
    • Once the cable is disconnected, run the plastic opening tool under the heart rate sensor from all sides, gently prying up as you go along.

Conclusion

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

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Check all of your guides to make sure you've indicate the needed tools.

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