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Unfortunately, opening up your Apple Watch may damage the Force Touch sensor, which also serves as a gasketing seal. The sensor is made up of two layers, glued together. These layers may separate when you open your watch, compromising its seal after reassembly. If this happens, you'll need to repair or replace the sensor before reassembling your watch.

  1. Before starting repairs, take your watch off the charger and power it down. If your touchscreen is broken and prevents powering off the watch, use this alternate method to power it down.
  2. Prepare an iOpener (or grab a hair dryer or heat gun) and heat the face of the watch until it's slightly too hot to touch.
    • Prepare an iOpener (or grab a hair dryer or heat gun) and heat the face of the watch until it's slightly too hot to touch.

    • Leave the iOpener on the watch for at least a minute to fully heat the screen and soften the adhesive holding it to the case.

    • You may need to reheat the iOpener, or move it around on the screen as sections cool, to heat the screen enough to pry it off.

    • Because the gap between the screen and watch body is so thin, a sharp blade is required to separate the two. Read the following warnings carefully before proceeding.

    • Protect your fingers by keeping them completely clear of the knife. If in doubt, protect your free hand with a heavy glove, such as a leather shop glove or gardening glove.

    • Be careful not to apply too much pressure, as this might cause the knife to slip and cut you, or damage the watch.

    • Wear eye protection. The knife or glass may break, sending pieces flying.

  3. Using a curved blade minimizes the chance of scratching the case or cracking the glass. Only pry with the curved section of the blade, and not the tip or flat section. Place the curved section of the blade in the gap between the glass and case on the lower edge of the watch face, and press firmly straight down into the gap. Be very careful to maintain complete control over the knife—once the gap opens, if you're pressing too hard on the knife it may slip in and cut the battery.
    • Using a curved blade minimizes the chance of scratching the case or cracking the glass. Only pry with the curved section of the blade, and not the tip or flat section.

    • Place the curved section of the blade in the gap between the glass and case on the lower edge of the watch face, and press firmly straight down into the gap.

    • Be very careful to maintain complete control over the knife—once the gap opens, if you're pressing too hard on the knife it may slip in and cut the battery.

    • This should wedge the gap open and cause the glass to lift slightly up from the case.

    • When the glass has lifted, gently rotate the knife down, opening the gap more by pushing the glass up.

    It is not possible to separate the screen from the casing? I have heated this thing numerous times and the opening is way too small to get any type of blade, knife or other tool in between. Any suggestions???

    Paul - Replica

    Using a curved blade like the guide recommends, angle the blade straight down between the glass and the edge of the frame, mid-way along the bottom edge of the case. The metal of the case will flex *just a little bit*, allowing you to slowly rotate the blade so the cutting edge is now pointing towards the center of the watch instead of down towards your work surface. You may need to rock the blade back and forth, sort of massaging the curve into the seam between the glass and the metal before it works. And like they mention above, lots of heat. I used the heatpack they sell, put it in my toaster oven on 200. I started at 130, and went up in 20 degree increments until it worked.

    Pete -

    I've tried everything, heating it up until it's too hot to touch, pressing the knife in the gap straight down, at an angle, nothing seems to work. I've tried using all my arm strength and it still doesn't even enter the gap. Is the iFixit Jimmy not thin enough for the job?

    Kenneth - Replica

    It’s not. The Jimmy’s a great pry tool, but not a cutting blade and not sharp enough for this particular job. You want a curved razor like the guide suggests.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    Just to emphasise after quite a struggle - the blade absolutely matters!! I tried about 5 and almost gave up before the last one lifted the glass quite easily. Obviously, you want a thin blade! No, thinner than that!

    Mark Moore - Replica

  4. Once you've opened the gap enough, insert the tip of an opening pick under the glass. Slide the pick along the bottom edge to separate adhesive holding the screen to the case. Be careful not to insert the opening pick too far. Only about 1/8" ( about 3 mm) is necessary, any deeper and you may damage cables.
    • Once you've opened the gap enough, insert the tip of an opening pick under the glass.

    • Slide the pick along the bottom edge to separate adhesive holding the screen to the case.

    • Be careful not to insert the opening pick too far. Only about 1/8" ( about 3 mm) is necessary, any deeper and you may damage cables.

  5. Roll the opening pick up the side of the button side of the watch, gently pushing in to separate the adhesive and widening the gap as you go. Remember not to push the pick in too far—it's easier to avoid this by rolling the pick, rather than dragging a tip along. Remember not to push the pick in too far—it's easier to avoid this by rolling the pick, rather than dragging a tip along.
    • Roll the opening pick up the side of the button side of the watch, gently pushing in to separate the adhesive and widening the gap as you go.

    • Remember not to push the pick in too far—it's easier to avoid this by rolling the pick, rather than dragging a tip along.

  6. Work the pick around the top right corner, and roll it along the top edge of the screen. Work the pick around the top right corner, and roll it along the top edge of the screen. Work the pick around the top right corner, and roll it along the top edge of the screen.
    • Work the pick around the top right corner, and roll it along the top edge of the screen.

  7. Continue working the pick around the perimeter of the screen, rolling down along the left side to cut the last of the adhesive. Leave the pick in place to keep the adhesive from resealing the screen in place. Leave the pick in place to keep the adhesive from resealing the screen in place.
    • Continue working the pick around the perimeter of the screen, rolling down along the left side to cut the last of the adhesive.

    • Leave the pick in place to keep the adhesive from resealing the screen in place.

  8. While holding the first pick in place, use a second to check that all of the adhesive is separated around the entire perimeter of the screen. While holding the first pick in place, use a second to check that all of the adhesive is separated around the entire perimeter of the screen. While holding the first pick in place, use a second to check that all of the adhesive is separated around the entire perimeter of the screen.
    • While holding the first pick in place, use a second to check that all of the adhesive is separated around the entire perimeter of the screen.

  9. There are two cables connecting the screen to the inside of the watch, near the top left corner. Be careful when prying or you may damage these cables. Pry slightly up on the right side of the screen, to free it from any remaining adhesive. Pry up on the left to free it as well—but do not attempt to remove the screen as it is still held in place by two cables.
    • There are two cables connecting the screen to the inside of the watch, near the top left corner. Be careful when prying or you may damage these cables.

    • Pry slightly up on the right side of the screen, to free it from any remaining adhesive.

    • Pry up on the left to free it as well—but do not attempt to remove the screen as it is still held in place by two cables.

  10. If you can see the top layer of your Force Touch sensor among the display adhesive, it means the two layers of the sensor separated and you're going to need to replace or repair it. iFixit screen and battery repair kits come with a replacement Force Touch sensor, so if you got one of those, don't fret. The top layer of the sensor may be adhered to the back of the screen—if so, push it back down and separate it.
    • If you can see the top layer of your Force Touch sensor among the display adhesive, it means the two layers of the sensor separated and you're going to need to replace or repair it.

    • iFixit screen and battery repair kits come with a replacement Force Touch sensor, so if you got one of those, don't fret.

    • The top layer of the sensor may be adhered to the back of the screen—if so, push it back down and separate it.

  11. Lift the screen up and shift it to the left, minding the display data and digitizer cables. Lift the screen up and shift it to the left, minding the display data and digitizer cables. Lift the screen up and shift it to the left, minding the display data and digitizer cables.
    • Lift the screen up and shift it to the left, minding the display data and digitizer cables.

  12. Place the watch on an elevated surface, at least 1/2" or 1 cm tall—a small box or the edge of a book will work great. This will allow the screen to hang down vertically and give better access to the battery.
    • Place the watch on an elevated surface, at least 1/2" or 1 cm tall—a small box or the edge of a book will work great. This will allow the screen to hang down vertically and give better access to the battery.

    • Be careful not to bump the screen or strain the cables while you work.

  13. Kit di riparazione per Android

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    Kit di riparazione per Android

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  14. Use scissors to cut one of your opening picks to about the width of the battery. Try not to leave any sharp corners. Insert the modified pick between the right side of the battery and the case. Use constant, steady pressure to slowly pry the battery up, separating it from the adhesive securing it to the system board.
    • Use scissors to cut one of your opening picks to about the width of the battery. Try not to leave any sharp corners.

    • Insert the modified pick between the right side of the battery and the case.

    • Use constant, steady pressure to slowly pry the battery up, separating it from the adhesive securing it to the system board.

    • Be careful not to deform or puncture the battery.

    • On the larger (42 mm) models, it's possible to accidentally pry at the system board underneath the battery. Insert the pick only far enough to get underneath the battery, not the system board.

    • If needed, apply a little high concentration isopropyl alcohol (90% or greater) around and under the battery to help weaken the adhesive.

    • Do not attempt to remove the battery as it is still connected.

    I tried removing the battery with the prying tool as instructed, but I think it may have slightly damaged the outer black plastic wrapping of the battery. Does this mean the battery is now damaged and needs to be replaced? Or is that just a cover around the battery and it doesn’t matter? I just don’t want any battery chemicals leaking out. Asking before I stick the screen back on the watch, I’ve done all the rest and it seems fine otherwise.

    Danae - Replica

    Hi Danae, the black plastic is technically just protective, but I would highly recommend replacing the battery. It’s possible there is additional unseen damage, and that plastic helps protect against swelling and normal wear of the battery inside the device.

    Sam Goldheart -

  15. Rotate the battery counterclockwise to expose its connector. Rotate the battery counterclockwise to expose its connector.
    • Rotate the battery counterclockwise to expose its connector.

  16. Hold the battery up and out of the way, to expose the battery cable connector. Use a plastic opening tool, prying against the bottom of the case to separate the battery cable connector from the watch's battery cable. Remove the battery from the watch.
    • Hold the battery up and out of the way, to expose the battery cable connector.

    • Use a plastic opening tool, prying against the bottom of the case to separate the battery cable connector from the watch's battery cable.

    • Remove the battery from the watch.

    • If the battery is visibly dented or deformed, it should be replaced. For best results, replace with a new battery whenever it is removed.

    Why should you remove the battery if you only need to replace the screen?...?

    Douglas Richey - Replica

    Douglas - this iFixit is for Apple Watch Battery Replacement - looks like you need to remove the screen to replace the battery...

    jimvaughn6 - Replica

    You will find that it is a good precautionary measure to disconnect the battery anytime you are repairing or replacing a screen as a short can occur when reconnecting the screen rendering it useless even if you have the unit turned off.

    Bryan Solo - Replica

    Great repair guide! You iFixit guys are awesome. Took me about 2 hours but then I am very careful and I replaced the touch sensor at the same time since I had it open anyway. Make sure you have at least 2, and better 3 adhesive gaskets. You need 2 and, well, it’s easy to mess one up while trying to place it.

    rbolling - Replica

    Will removing the battery reset my icloud info? I have a guy who says he can do this, but i dont want him to run off with my watch after he replaces the battery…

    dreadmusicreview - Replica

    I did not disconnect the battery first. After replacing the screen, it didn’t work. I have to assume I created a short. The watch will still turn on and haptics are evident, but the display doesn’t work. Are there any further repairs to save my watch at this point?

    Scotty Beauchamp - Replica

    Yeah, sounds like you shorted part of the board. If it’s a Series 0 you’re working with, just go get a new one. Not worth fixing.

    Thomas Gehman -

    How do I insert the new battery???

    WebPoppy8 - Replica

    After replacing the battery I tried to turn it on and was presented with the red snake, I let it go for about an hour. When I checked it the red snake was gone, when I tried to turn it on it showed the Apple logo for about 4 seconds then went away. Is this normal, and if not what should I do?

    Donald Goodman - Replica

    Is it possible to place a battery in and charge/start the watch without the screen plugged in? I want to check integrity of the battery. I was thinking to put it on charge in a closed clear plastic container without the new screen on to see if the battery is good. I ‘really’ do not want to wait another 20 days for a battery replacement and the battery has no visual punctures, front looks good and the back where the adhesive is (or were, rather) is deflated and slightly ‘knobby’. I do not know if it is damage or just how it generally looks like or maybe it looks like so because of the old adhesive. It is not inflated or abnormally expanded. Anyone who knows about this? I used a hair dryer directly on the watch opened to loosen up the adhesive, is that a no-no?

    Philip Bromander - Replica

    The battery swelled up and popped off the screen, so went directly to Step 12. Luckily the adhesive below the Force Touch sensor was intact. Was able to complete the fix using the Adhesive Strip after replacing the battery. Works again! Thanks!

    Alex Danci - Replica

  17. Fold the screen up and over to the right, to expose the cables underneath. Fold the screen up and over to the right, to expose the cables underneath. Fold the screen up and over to the right, to expose the cables underneath.
    • Fold the screen up and over to the right, to expose the cables underneath.

  18. The display and digitizer cable connectors are secured beneath a small metal bracket that is adhered to the speaker. Use a plastic opening tool to flip the bracket toward the display and up from the speaker. If you simply pry toward the watch band you may tear the cables.
    • The display and digitizer cable connectors are secured beneath a small metal bracket that is adhered to the speaker.

    • Use a plastic opening tool to flip the bracket toward the display and up from the speaker.

    • If you simply pry toward the watch band you may tear the cables.

  19. Steady the bracket from the left side using your fingers or tweezers. At the same time, insert a small (1 mm) flathead screwdriver under the tiny tab on the right. Finally, place one finger behind the tab, and pinch the bracket hard between your finger and the screwdriver to detach the cover.
    • Steady the bracket from the left side using your fingers or tweezers.

    • At the same time, insert a small (1 mm) flathead screwdriver under the tiny tab on the right.

    • Finally, place one finger behind the tab, and pinch the bracket hard between your finger and the screwdriver to detach the cover.

    • This releases two slotted tabs that hold the cover to the bracket, and should free the cover.

    • Prying the cover off can be challenging and may take more than one attempt. Be patient, and take care not to pull on the bracket or tear the attached cables.

    Also agree: a little too much pressure and the ribbon cable tears at the point it enters the bracket. Take it SLOW and make sure you have really good light and vision. Orient yourself.

    Dave Varon - Replica

    And this is where things went south for me too. Ended up disconnecting from the rest of the watch and the Taptic Engine. I read through this and watched this portion of Ifixit’s YouTube video no less than 15 times, so confusing they way it’s worded and the pictures didn’t help. Now I’m out of luck and out of $190.

    Timothy Hipps - Replica

    Pas de problèmes me particulier à cette étape. Le fait de pousser très légèrement sur la petite languette qui dépasse a suffit, il n’y a vraiment pas besoin de forcer.

    Raphaël WOLFF - Replica

    If you lift out carefull the whole lit / coverbox of the screen connector between your thumb and your pointing finger.

    Then you can peel the cover easy up with your other pointing finger Nail.

    You can feel the smal clip with your nail and lift easy up.

    It works fine by me without any metal of plastic tool.

    Evert - Replica

    And if you do tear your cable? Do you have a video for replacing this?

    aalao - Replica

  20. Grab the cover with your tweezers and slide it toward the top of the watch to free the final slotted tab, and remove the cover. Grab the cover with your tweezers and slide it toward the top of the watch to free the final slotted tab, and remove the cover. Grab the cover with your tweezers and slide it toward the top of the watch to free the final slotted tab, and remove the cover.
    • Grab the cover with your tweezers and slide it toward the top of the watch to free the final slotted tab, and remove the cover.

  21. Carefully pry up to disconnect the display data and digitizer cables. Be careful not to touch any of the exposed pins directly, as your finger oils may impede connectivity.
    • Carefully pry up to disconnect the display data and digitizer cables.

    • Be careful not to touch any of the exposed pins directly, as your finger oils may impede connectivity.

    • Remove the display.

    So how do you get the display off the screen or did I already mess it up cause I just did it

    Jamie Groff - Replica

    Hello guys , appreciate the effort that u guys are doing , have one question though , I own a series 2 watch and I was thinking about changing my screen caz is cracked but I can't find that many lcd for 2 series , and now my question Would a 1 series lcd match my 2series watch? Keep on searching but no answers!!! Many thanks

    cris cri - Replica

    Great repair guide! You iFixit guys are awesome. Took me about 2 hours but then I am very careful and I replaced the touch sensor and the battery at the same time since I had it open anyway. Make sure you have at least 2, and better 3 adhesive gaskets. You need 2 and, well, it’s easy to mess one up while trying to place it.

    rbolling - Replica

    I followed the above instructions and successfully replaced the broken screen, however the new screen won’t pair to my iphone or fully boot up, only goes to a certain point (Pairing stage) and then starts over; any suggestions on what the problem could be?

    Gregg Hardy - Replica

    The display bracket that holds the 2 display connections is the most difficult part of this procedure. (Once you get the display off). A bit clearer explanation would be helpful (or a diagram of where you are actually putting the 1mm flathead and then twisting.

    jeff53 - Replica

    I agree with Jeff53, by far the retention clip bracket was the most nerve racking part on my first attempt. I found that inserting a sharp pointed exacto knife blade between the bracket and metal tops of the screen connectors along the edge that has the smaller clip (closest side to the battery connector) while it was still in a glued down position actually works easier than prying the entire connector up first as done in this guide and then trying to hold it with tweezer while inserting a flat tip screwdriver into that very tiny slit between the bracket and the top of the connectors. Once the excto blade is inserted, just a little twist of the blade pops the retention clip off easily.

    Chad McCollister - Replica

    One other suggestion is to plan on replacing the force touch pressure sensor gasket any time you pry a screen off one of these watches. They are very inexpensive now ($5 range) and easily damaged when prying up the screen or when trying to remove glass shards embedded along the edge of the screen. Replacing the gasket also assures new, fresh adhesive to hold the new screen onto the watch body properly and keeping water resistance intact. If you skip the gasket replacement, plan on a high likelihood of the new screen coming loose and having to take it all back apart again just to replace that $5 adhesive gasket down the road.

    Chad McCollister - Replica

    how do you put the screen back on

    Kristen Meggs - Replica

  22. Use a Y000 driver to remove the single tri-point screw securing the Force Touch sensor connector cable. This screw is very small and strips easily. Keep your driver at the correct angle and push to apply pressure to the screw as you turn.
    • Use a Y000 driver to remove the single tri-point screw securing the Force Touch sensor connector cable.

    • This screw is very small and strips easily. Keep your driver at the correct angle and push to apply pressure to the screw as you turn.

    Là je me suis senti un peu seul, car malgré le kit Iopener, la trousse à outils IFixit et une boite de tournevis en plus, aucun embout qui ne rentre dans cette empreinte. M’en suis sorti avec un tournevis plat de moins de 1 mm, issu d’une trousse de réparation d’horlogerie classique. En dehors de ce détail, plus d’encombre jusqu’à la fin du tuto.

    Raphaël WOLFF - Replica

  23. Use a plastic opening tool to flip the Force Touch sensor cable connector straight down, disconnecting it. Use a plastic opening tool to flip the Force Touch sensor cable connector straight down, disconnecting it.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to flip the Force Touch sensor cable connector straight down, disconnecting it.

  24. Microwave your iOpener for another 30 seconds, and apply it to the front of the watch case to soften the adhesive securing the Force Touch sensor.
    • Microwave your iOpener for another 30 seconds, and apply it to the front of the watch case to soften the adhesive securing the Force Touch sensor.

  25. Use a plastic opening pick and tweezers to remove the Force Touch sensor from the case. Use a plastic opening pick and tweezers to remove the Force Touch sensor from the case. Use a plastic opening pick and tweezers to remove the Force Touch sensor from the case.
    • Use a plastic opening pick and tweezers to remove the Force Touch sensor from the case.

  26. Use tweezers to peel up any adhesive left behind on the lower case. Clean all traces of adhesive (and broken glass, if any) thoroughly from the case before re-sealing your watch. Scour the case using the tip of an opening tool or spudger wrapped in a lint-free cloth or coffee filter, along with a little isopropyl alcohol (90% concentration or greater).
    • Use tweezers to peel up any adhesive left behind on the lower case.

    • Clean all traces of adhesive (and broken glass, if any) thoroughly from the case before re-sealing your watch. Scour the case using the tip of an opening tool or spudger wrapped in a lint-free cloth or coffee filter, along with a little isopropyl alcohol (90% concentration or greater).

    • Don't rush this step. Even a small amount of residue can prevent your display from bonding to the case, causing it to come loose over time.

  27. If you're re-using your existing screen, this is a good time to remove the old adhesive from there as well. (If you're installing a new screen, ignore this step.) Use a plastic opening tool to scrape off the old adhesive around the edge of the screen. If possible, peel off larger pieces using tweezers. Thoroughly clean the area under the adhesive with isopropyl alcohol.
    • If you're re-using your existing screen, this is a good time to remove the old adhesive from there as well. (If you're installing a new screen, ignore this step.)

    • Use a plastic opening tool to scrape off the old adhesive around the edge of the screen. If possible, peel off larger pieces using tweezers.

    • Thoroughly clean the area under the adhesive with isopropyl alcohol.

  28. Set your new Force Touch sensor face-down (with the connector pins facing away from you).
    • Set your new Force Touch sensor face-down (with the connector pins facing away from you).

    • Peel off and discard the first protective liner, exposing the adhesive underneath.

  29. With the exposed adhesive facing down, carefully align the Force Touch sensor and place it into the watch case. Be sure to properly orient it, with the connector in the lower left corner, facing up.
    • With the exposed adhesive facing down, carefully align the Force Touch sensor and place it into the watch case.

    • Be sure to properly orient it, with the connector in the lower left corner, facing up.

  30. Gently but firmly press the Force Touch sensor into place all around the perimeter of the watch case. Gently but firmly press the Force Touch sensor into place all around the perimeter of the watch case. Gently but firmly press the Force Touch sensor into place all around the perimeter of the watch case.
    • Gently but firmly press the Force Touch sensor into place all around the perimeter of the watch case.

  31. Use tweezers to fold the Force Touch sensor cable connector back up onto its socket. Then use a plastic opening tool to press the cable connector into the socket. Then use a plastic opening tool to press the cable connector into the socket.
    • Use tweezers to fold the Force Touch sensor cable connector back up onto its socket.

    • Then use a plastic opening tool to press the cable connector into the socket.

  32. Replace the Y000 tri-point screw securing the Force Touch sensor connector cable.
    • Replace the Y000 tri-point screw securing the Force Touch sensor connector cable.

    Replace the sensor gasket but force touch is still not working

    Judith williams - Replica

    Did you ever fix out what it was ?

    Kenny G Sullivan -

    Great repair guide! You iFixit guys are awesome. Took me about 2 hours but then I am very careful and I replaced the battery at the same time since I had it open anyway. Make sure you have at least 2, and better 3 adhesive gaskets. You need 2 and, well, it’s easy to mess one up while trying to place it.

    rbolling - Replica

    Great repair guide. I have replaced both the screen and battery using your guides. But after so much success I attempted to replace the source touch sensor and now the touch screen no longer works. Any suggestions? All the cables are undamaged and seemingly work fine.

    fixit - Replica

  33. Use a plastic opening tool to reconnect the display data and digitizer cable connectors. Be careful not to touch any of the exposed pins directly, as your finger oils may impede connectivity.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to reconnect the display data and digitizer cable connectors.

    • Be careful not to touch any of the exposed pins directly, as your finger oils may impede connectivity.

    Pretty sure I did not touch the pins but… if I had, what should I use to get the oil of the pins?

    Knoxbox - Replica

  34. Set the display connector bracket cover in place and slide it lengthwise to secure the large slotted tab at one end. Press down on the cover to click the two smaller tabs at the other end into place. Press down on the cover to click the two smaller tabs at the other end into place.
    • Set the display connector bracket cover in place and slide it lengthwise to secure the large slotted tab at one end.

    • Press down on the cover to click the two smaller tabs at the other end into place.

  35. Line the battery connector up with its mate on the cable inside the watch body. Use tweezers to press the two connectors together. Use tweezers to press the two connectors together.
    • Line the battery connector up with its mate on the cable inside the watch body.

    • Use tweezers to press the two connectors together.

    • If you're using a replacement battery that came with pre-installed adhesive, peel off the protective tab now, exposing the adhesive.

    • If needed, try re-using the existing adhesive to secure the battery. Alternatively, try a small piece of double-sided tape such as Tesa 61395, or a dab of liquid adhesive such as E6000.

    • Rotate the battery down into its slot, and press it into position.

    • Press the battery down against the system board to re-adhere it in place.

    • Now is the best time to test powering on your watch—if it doesn't turn on, double check all three connectors and try again.

  36. Use tweezers to peel up the adhesive liner. Peel the liner up halfway, then snip it with scissors so you can peel the rest off without it snagging on the display. Peel the liner up halfway, then snip it with scissors so you can peel the rest off without it snagging on the display.
    • Use tweezers to peel up the adhesive liner.

    • Peel the liner up halfway, then snip it with scissors so you can peel the rest off without it snagging on the display.

  37. Move the screen back to the right, folding the display data and digitizer cables neatly. Center the screen over the case and press it down firmly onto the adhesive. Center the screen over the case and press it down firmly onto the adhesive.
    • Move the screen back to the right, folding the display data and digitizer cables neatly.

    • Center the screen over the case and press it down firmly onto the adhesive.

  38. For best results, apply heat from your iOpener, heat gun, or hair dryer to help set the adhesive. Then, detach the watch band and wrap a couple rubber bands around the Apple Watch's case for about 30 minutes to help the adhesive bond correctly.
    • For best results, apply heat from your iOpener, heat gun, or hair dryer to help set the adhesive.

    • Then, detach the watch band and wrap a couple rubber bands around the Apple Watch's case for about 30 minutes to help the adhesive bond correctly.

    • As a final check, power on your watch and make sure Force Touch works correctly—a hard press on the screen should cause the watch to vibrate, and the press should register on the display.

Conclusione

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or search our Answers forum for help.

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I can't stress enough how important it is to not flex the digitizer ribbon cable. A cracked ribbon cable will necessitate replacing the entire lcd.

Charles Fulnecky - Replica

If there is a new induction frame - do not use double-sided adhesive tape.

Sergey Olenev - Replica

How can I tell if there is a new induction frame?

Daniel Ferguson -

I have a new force touch sensor replacement part (9515364), which appears to have teal backing on both sides. Do I also need a gasket? Or is the gasket included in this part? Thanks!

Jahi Gist - Replica

can we switch ON the watch without this sensor ?

mahesh.msn94 - Replica

Yes, I broke the force touch sensor cable while replacing the battery. While I waited for the new sensor to arrive in the mail I re-assembled my watch and used it as normal. The only difference is that I could not use any functions that required the touch sensor.

Joshua Johnson -

Do i have to put the 3d sensor on the adhesive and on that the display? or in another order?

leon Schmidt - Replica

I replaced the entire lcd following the instructions but I forgot to put back the clip that secures the two screen connectors!!! The screen seems to be working fine but now

I’m wondering whether I should open the watch again and put back that clip or if I can left it the way it is. Thanks

nicorea81 - Replica

Is it possible to replace just the glass if I have a fully working digitiser with a broken glass?

Vicky Ryder - Replica

C’est grave si la force touch et coupée à un angle

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