Introduction

This guide will give step by step instructions on how to replace the home button.

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

DO NOT USE A RAZOR BLADE! It instantly shattered my screen, right from the start!

It is double sided tape, around the entire perimeter, and across the middle, upside down U fashion.

You can see the glue remnants in Step 3’s photo. Heat it first, even with a blow dryer, as I did not.

It *may* work with an Exacto blade, but not a regular razor blade, given my broken display.

On top of that, the corner shown in the photo is not the corner you want a blade near, as it cut my wiring to the display!

Use the top left corner, away from the cabling.

The notes don’t tell you that you need to have an adhesive to reconnect the display, until the very end.

But hey, they’ll sell you more parts if you don’t follow my advice.

Brian Kinney - 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.

The metal rim has to bend away from the motherboard in order for this to come out. Use a guitar pick.

Brian Kinney - Reply

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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

After separating into three separate pieces what is the next move in order that this device will be functional again.

Odnalor - Reply

After the three pieces were already separated what will be the the next step or move in order to let this watch functional again.

Odnalor - Reply

Locate the home ribbon connector attached to the wrist side (side that faces the user when wearing it) of the motherboard assembly. Locate the home ribbon assembly attached to the screen side of the motherboard assembly.
  • Locate the home ribbon connector attached to the wrist side (side that faces the user when wearing it) of the motherboard assembly.

  • Locate the home ribbon assembly attached to the screen side of the motherboard assembly.

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Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry up on the home ribbon connector.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry up on the home ribbon connector.

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Use the spudger to pry up the home ribbon assembly.
  • Use the spudger to pry up the home ribbon assembly.

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Conclusion

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

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where can i buy the home buton?

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I am in search of the SM-R750v Housing Back Cover, any suggestions

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