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Samsung Gear 2 Home Button Replacement

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Use this repair guide to replace the home button in the Samsung Gear 2.

  • Author: Allison Michel
  • Time estimate: 20 minutes
  • Difficulty: Difficult

This guide will walk you through the process of replacing a broken home button in a Samsung Gear 2.

Step 1 Home Button  ¶ 

Insert the spudger into the small opening underneath the black home button assembly and pry it off the casing. Lift up to detach the black assembly.

Step 1 Home Button  ¶ 

  • Insert the spudger into the small opening underneath the black home button assembly and pry it off the casing.

  • Lift up to detach the black assembly.

  • Be sure not to rip the orange tape that keeps the home button assembly attached to the device.

Step 2  ¶ 

Use tweezers to grab the orange connector that is attached to side the home button assembly and lift to remove it from its adhesive. Use tweezers to grab the orange connector that is attached to side the home button assembly and lift to remove it from its adhesive.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Use tweezers to grab the orange connector that is attached to side the home button assembly and lift to remove it from its adhesive.

Step 3  ¶ 

Using two spudgers, place the pointed tips at each end of the U-shaped snap ring located under where the home button assembly was. Remove the snap ring by pushing down with both pointed objects on each side of the ring simultaneously, it should pop off. Be careful not to lose the snap ring because it can be lost easily.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Using two spudgers, place the pointed tips at each end of the U-shaped snap ring located under where the home button assembly was.

  • Remove the snap ring by pushing down with both pointed objects on each side of the ring simultaneously, it should pop off.

  • Be careful not to lose the snap ring because it can be lost easily.

  • To replace the snap ring, rest it above the home button peg using tweezers so the open side rests on the peg. Then use the flat end of the spudger and push firmly down on the snap ring to snap it back onto the peg as shown in the last picture.

Step 4  ¶ 

Use either the tweezers or the spudger to push the button peg out through the hole.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • Use either the tweezers or the spudger to push the button peg out through the hole.