How to fix a busted Apple Watch on your own

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You can make repairs to Apple Watch on your own. Photo: iFixit
You can make repairs to Apple Watch on your own. Photo: iFixit

The Apple Watch is one of the most impressive feats of engineering to come out of Cupertino. When it comes to repairing Jony Ive’s wearable yourself, you’re not going to get much help though, so the brilliant minds at iFixit have already come up with a few repair guides.

iFixit published four guides today on how to repair various parts of the Apple Watch that will help make your fixes a breeze. Unfortunately, iFixit says pretty much any repair you make yourself will break the Apple Watch’s NFC chip, but they’ve got a guide on how to fix that two.

Here’s are some of the quick fixes you can make to Apple Watch yourself:

Replace the display

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Already cracked the glass of your Apple Watch? You can get it fixed up by replacing it with a brand new OLED display and fused glass digitizer with this guide.

Fix a broken NFC antenna

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The NFC antenna also serves as a gasketing seal that’s made of two layers. The two layers may separate when you open your watch, but if you break it, you can repair it quickly with these steps.

Swap out the battery

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Your Apple Watch battery not holding a charge? Replace it with in a new one using this handy guide.

Replace the adhesive

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Opening your Apple Watch will destroy the adhesive that keeps it together. Finish every repair by replacing the adhesive and following the reassembly guide shown here.

Source: iFixit

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7 responses to “How to fix a busted Apple Watch on your own”

  1. ChrisC says:

    Looks quite easy to replace the screen, a big plus!

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  2. Dmitriy Pichugin says:

    hmmm…. pay $XXX or even $XXXX and fix on your own — that does not look right.

  3. John Caradimas says:

    Where do you find the parts, is my question.

  4. Boo Radley says:

    This seems like a good idea since it’s been out for 20 minutes.

  5. David says:

    Yikes! Go and look at the sharp blade they use to prise open the display, and then check out the scratches on the watch case. I’d say, ‘forget it ‘. You just ruined your Apple Watch Steel.

  6. Dave says:

    fit it “two” Really?

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