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  1. Samsung Gear S Battery/ Motherboard Replacement, Display Assembly: step 1, image 1 of 3 Samsung Gear S Battery/ Motherboard Replacement, Display Assembly: step 1, image 2 of 3 Samsung Gear S Battery/ Motherboard Replacement, Display Assembly: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the wrist strap by peeling back the rubber starting from one corner of the watch face. Continue peeling the rubber away from the watch face until the strap is completely off.

  2. Samsung Gear S Battery/ Motherboard Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 Samsung Gear S Battery/ Motherboard Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Starting from an edge, wedge a metal spudger in between the screen and the chrome trim ring and pry, lifting the screen outwards.

    • Some force is needed due to adhesive seal.

  3. Samsung Gear S Battery/ Motherboard Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry upwards on the plastic motherboard assembly.

  4. Samsung Gear S Battery/ Motherboard Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Locate the ribbon assembly attaching the display to the motherboard.

  5. Samsung Gear S Battery/ Motherboard Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Use a plastic opening tool to detach the glass screen/ LED Display ribbon connector from the motherboard.

  6. Samsung Gear S Battery/ Motherboard Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Now the watch should be in three separate pieces.

  7. Samsung Gear S Battery/ Motherboard Replacement, Battery/ Motherboard: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Locate the tabs on the motherboard and unclasp them.

  8. Samsung Gear S Battery/ Motherboard Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 Samsung Gear S Battery/ Motherboard Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Use the spugder to gently pry upwards on the motherboard.

    • If you keep the battery attached to the upper half of the motherboard, you will have to gently pry upwards on both the battery and the motherboard.

  9. Samsung Gear S Battery/ Motherboard Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Once the motherboard and the battery are removed, disconnect the battery at the connector.

  10. Samsung Gear S Battery/ Motherboard Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 2 Samsung Gear S Battery/ Motherboard Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to gently pry upward on the clasp connecting the battery to the motherboard.

Conclusion

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

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16 Comments

Thanks for the comprehensive guide! Where can one purchase a Gear S compatible battery?

JG - Reply

Hi, did you found where to buy it?

Simone -

HI , How to by a battery?

Luigi -

I'm looking for a replacement battery.

jhdownes - Reply

Apparently you can get them in Spain.

http://www.impextrom.com/es/bateria-aa1f...

foszz - Reply

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