Introduction

Battery dead, or not holding a charge? Follow this guide to replace it with a new one! Note: This guide requires soldering.

Image 1/1: Flip the watch over with the back facing up.
  • Make sure the master switch is "OFF" before disassembly, to avoid an electric shock.

  • Flip the watch over with the back facing up.

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  • Unscrew the four 6.0 mm screws on the back plate with the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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  • Gently pull the back plate from the watch casing.

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  • Lift the master switch from the circuit board.

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Image 1/2: Removal of the circuit board requires [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+To+Solder+and+Desolder+Connections/750|soldering]. Image 2/2: Gently push on the display from the front, near the camera. The circuit board and display will pop out through the back.
  • The speaker wires are fragile. They may break if excessive force is used to remove the circuit board.

  • Removal of the circuit board requires soldering.

  • Gently push on the display from the front, near the camera. The circuit board and display will pop out through the back.

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  • Lift the circuit board carefully from the casing, without breaking or detaching the speaker wires at the bottom of the circuit board.

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Image 1/1: De-solder the black speaker wire from the circuit board.
  • Note which wire is connected to which lead before continuing. There are no markers on the circuit board to indicate where each wire belongs.

  • De-solder the black speaker wire from the circuit board.

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  • De-solder the red speaker wire, as in the previous step.

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  • Wait for the solder to cool down and solidify, then remove the circuit board from the casing.

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Image 1/2: There is a thin layer of adhesive holding the battery to the circuit board. This will remain sticky after prying. Image 2/2: There is a thin layer of adhesive holding the battery to the circuit board. This will remain sticky after prying.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, gently pry the edges of the battery away from from the circuit board.

  • There is a thin layer of adhesive holding the battery to the circuit board. This will remain sticky after prying.

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  • De-solder the red battery wire from the circuit board.

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  • Repeat the de-soldering for the black (ground) wire.

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  • Pull the battery free, and wait for the solder to cool before handling further.

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Conclusion

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

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