Introduction

This guide shows you how to replace the outer casing of the watch. If you have an outer cracked screen, main button, or case, then this is the guide you need.

First,  lift the bottom part of the band to start removing the wristband from the button area of the watch.
  • First, lift the bottom part of the band to start removing the wristband from the button area of the watch.

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Continue to lift up on the band until  the screen of the watch becomes loose from the band. You may need to apply a small amount of force downward on the face of the screen.
  • Continue to lift up on the band until the screen of the watch becomes loose from the band.

    • You may need to apply a small amount of force downward on the face of the screen.

  • Continue to pull up on the wristband until it is completely off the watch.

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Grab the watch once it is separated from the wristband.
  • Grab the watch once it is separated from the wristband.

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Flip over the watch and remove the four 3.0 mm Torx head screws with a T4 Torx head screwdriver.
  • Flip over the watch and remove the four 3.0 mm Torx head screws with a T4 Torx head screwdriver.

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Remove the two 3.0 mm Torx screws from the front.  Use a T4 Torx screwdriver to remove the screws. The two 3.0 mm Torx screws are painted blue at the end. These screws  have screw holders around them that will also need to be removed.
  • Remove the two 3.0 mm Torx screws from the front. Use a T4 Torx screwdriver to remove the screws.

    • The two 3.0 mm Torx screws are painted blue at the end. These screws have screw holders around them that will also need to be removed.

  • Unscrew the screws from the front of the watch casing and the screw holders fall out from the back of the watch casing.

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Gently pull the back panel away from the front panel. Do not to pull too fast or too hard. There are red and black wires connected to the vibrator component that should not be ripped.
  • Gently pull the back panel away from the front panel.

    • Do not to pull too fast or too hard. There are red and black wires connected to the vibrator component that should not be ripped.

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Gently wiggle the black box vibrator component away from the back panel with your fingers or a Spudger tool. Be gentle with the red and black wires. You do not want them to rip or pop out.
  • Gently wiggle the black box vibrator component away from the back panel with your fingers or a Spudger tool.

    • Be gentle with the red and black wires. You do not want them to rip or pop out.

  • The vibrator component is the small black box with the silver metal part at end. The black box is glued down, so it will take a little force to free it and it will be sticky.

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Now lift the smaller square of copper off the Front Panel. Use the bent, metal precision tweezers and slide it under the smaller square of copper lining then gently lift it up. You will need to be gentle and pull the copper slowly so that it does not rip.
  • Now lift the smaller square of copper off the Front Panel. Use the bent, metal precision tweezers and slide it under the smaller square of copper lining then gently lift it up.

    • You will need to be gentle and pull the copper slowly so that it does not rip.

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Use the bent, metal precision tweezers   to remove the thin copper piece from large square silver piece in the Front Casing. You will need to be gentle and pull the copper slowly so that it does not rip.
  • Use the bent, metal precision tweezers to remove the thin copper piece from large square silver piece in the Front Casing.

    • You will need to be gentle and pull the copper slowly so that it does not rip.

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Remove the two 2.0 mm Torx Head screws with the T5 Torx screwdriver.
  • Remove the two 2.0 mm Torx Head screws with the T5 Torx screwdriver.

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Use your fingers to gently pull the whole green motherboard out of the Front Casing. If you have trouble using your fingers, then use the black Spudger tool. If you have trouble using your fingers, then use the black Spudger tool.
  • Use your fingers to gently pull the whole green motherboard out of the Front Casing.

    • If you have trouble using your fingers, then use the black Spudger tool.

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Conclusion

You are finished when all parts have been removed to leave just the front casing by itself. To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Amber Scarborough

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Great explaination, though you mention you don't replacement parts...? Can you share a link where you found the new front cover assembly?

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