Introduction

This guide will give step by step instructions showing how to repair the microphone on the Samsung Gear S.

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  • 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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Image 1/2: Some force is needed due to adhesive seal. Image 2/2: 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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Where does that piece to the left coming from?

Ousmane Sokona - Reply

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  • Locate the microphone on the lower right corner of the plastic motherboard assembly .

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  • Use the plastic opening tool to lift up the microphone ribbon connector.

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  • Use the spudger to lift up the white microphone circuit board.

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Conclusion

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

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ok. thanks a lot but one stupid question where can i buy a new microphone?

amir arya - Reply

any chance of posting were to buy a new mic please..

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