Introduction

This guide will give step by step instructions on how to replace the battery and motherboard.

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. 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. 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.
  • 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.

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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.
  • 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.

is it a good idea to apply some heat first?

ian stapleton - Reply

Do we need to apply some heat?

Ousmane Sokona -

I found the use of a razor blade was very helpful. Very thin and I was able to lift the edge.

oneothefewproud - Reply

I would assume a small amount of heat would do wonders here...

Gary Bartholin - Reply

Use a plastic opening tool to  gently pry upwards on the plastic motherboard assembly.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry upwards on the plastic motherboard assembly.

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Locate the ribbon assembly attaching the display to the motherboard.
  • Locate the ribbon assembly attaching the display to the motherboard.

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Use a plastic opening tool to detach the glass screen/ LED Display ribbon connector from the motherboard.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to detach the glass screen/ LED Display ribbon connector from the motherboard.

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Now the watch should be in three separate pieces.
  • Now the watch should be in three separate pieces.

Where does that piece to the left coming from?

Ousmane Sokona - Reply

Locate the tabs on the motherboard and unclasp them.
  • Locate the tabs on the motherboard and unclasp them.

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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.
  • 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.

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Once the motherboard and the battery are removed, disconnect the battery at the connector.
  • Once the motherboard and the battery are removed, disconnect the battery at the connector.

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Use a spudger to  gently pry upward on the clasp connecting the battery to the motherboard. Use a spudger to  gently pry upward on the clasp connecting the battery to the motherboard.
  • Use a spudger to gently pry upward on the clasp connecting the battery to the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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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

Thanks for the info, the adhesive holding the lens is tough. I need a replacement for the green, white and gold circuit board at the bottom of the watch back. see the left image in step 6 near the bottom. It is for charging. One of my gold contacts is burned or broken off. Does anyone know where to get the part or a dead watch I can take it from?

John Weir - Reply

This site keeps deleting my link as spam. Very, very dumb. Do search on ebay for:

Charging Connector For Samsung Galaxy SM-R380 Gear 2

It is 7 bucks.

Andrew Vogtman -

Hi,

Look here please

Neue Original Ladeladestecker Für Samsung Galaxy R750 SM-R750 R750A SM-R750A R750B SM-R750B R750D SM-R750D Getriebe S 3G

http://s.aliexpress.com/vMBNzQV7

(from AliExpress Android)

Peter Longerich - Reply

Hi all,

As my battery is showing signs of weakness (drains quickly up to 1 point/minute) I'm thinking about changing battery.

Ordered one here :

https://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/0.ht...

Selected it as (it seems same mensurations) but more powerful.

A gambling as I'm not sure it will fit the genuine one. But worth to try due to price.

Battery was delivered without clasp . Can I remove this from the battery in the watch and use it for the new one ?

Thank you for your advice and help.

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