- Compatible With: Apple Watch
For Apple Watch LCD Screen and Digitizer Assembly Replacement - Black - 38mm - Grade S+
This item includes the following components:
1. LCD Display;
2. Digitizer Touch Screen.
Screen Size: 1.32 inches
Version: 38 mm
Resolution: 340x272 pixels, 290 ppi pixel density
Material: Capacitive Touchscreen
Protective Material: Sapphire Crystal Glass
Compatibility: Apple Watch
? This Apple Watch LCD and digitizer assembly is a brand new original replacement.
? The Apple Watch includes the parts the LCD display, digitizer touchscreen with glass lens already attached. It does not include the front housing.
? The Apple Watch Digitizer without LCD display is also available on our website.
? This Sceen replacement is used for Apple Watch 38mm version only. Please do not confuse it with the Apple Watch Sport LCD and digitizer assembly.
How to Install / Tips:
? Special repairing tools are required for assembling or disassembling, as the Apple Watch LCD Display and Digitizer are hermetically attached.
? Handle the vulnerable and fragile flex cable ribbon carefully.
? Please try to handle the repair or replacement work in a dry and dust free environment without direct sunlight.
? The installation of any new part should be done by a qualified person. ETS is not responsible for any damage caused during installation.
Step 1: Remove the watch band.
Turn over the Apple Watch to the backside. You’ll notice two buttons on the sides.
Press the buttons with your finger or a spudger, while you press the buttons down slide the watchbands out of the Apple Watch.
Step 2: Remove she screen.
Lay the gadget on your desk or your workbench, then use a hair drier (or heat gun) to heat up the watch.
Notice: the watch has a smaller body than phones and the battery inside is very easy damaged by heat. Also due to the size everything is packed in closer so apply minimal heat to prevent damage to the inner components.
The watch body is made from Aluminum and other metals, so device will heat up very quickly. We recommend heating for no longer than 30 seconds.
After heating up the Apple Watch, insert a knife into the gap between the screen and the body, then use the case opening tool to pry it up little by little very gently. Take your time and go slowly. The screen will come apart, but it will take some work.
Notice: You should pry up the screen starting from the bottom, since the Apple Watch’s LCD Screen Assembly flex cable is located at the top.
Use tweezers to remove the metal bracket.
Pry up the 2 connectors. Notice: As the connectors are not set, you will need to press down one connector while you are prying up the other to prevent damage to the rest of the device.
Step 3: Remove the battery.
After you have removed the screen, the battery and the haptic motor are right under it.
The battery is not set with a strong adhesive making it easy to remove, but please be careful!
Step 4: Remove the Haptic Motor.
Apple Watch use the tiniest Tri-wing screws we’ve ever see. We had no suitable tools to remove the screws, so we had to use a file to shape a PH00 screwdriver to fit. Fortunately, after losing 2 screwdrivers, we were able to make a suitable tool. Undo all 3 screws.
Take the haptic motor out with your tweezers.
Step 5: Remove the antenna assembly.
Undo the 2 black screws in the top.
Take out the antenna assembly carefully.
Step 6: Release the side button.
Undo the 2 screws holding the side button.
Take out the mechanical button with your tweezers.
Step 7: Remove the Digital Crown bracket and the S1 SIP.
Undo the 2 screws in the bracket.
Remove the bracket which is the last obstacle keeping us from the S1 SIP.
Pry up the S1 SIP with a plastic spudger.
Notice: there are 2 strings connected with a coil of wire. If you don’t want to replace the part, you’d better not cut them off and lay the S1 SIP aside.
Step 8: Pull out the flex cable attached to the right side.
Undo 2 screws in the bottom, then peel off the flex cable with contacts.
Pull out the flex cable attached to the watch case in the right side.
Notice: the flex cable under the Digital Crown has little room to move. Handle carefully.
Step 9: Remove the wire coil.
Scraping the bottom of the watch case, you need to remove the remaining pulse sensor sensor and lenses.
(Pics from iFixit)
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