Fitbit Versa 4 FB523 Fitness Tracker Screen Replacement

Hit your watch on a cabinet? Whack it against a stray countertop corner? If it's broken, you can fix it and it's not too difficult. Read on or watch the video to see how!


🚥 Repair Difficulty:
Moderate /  1 hours
Removing the screen requires a heat gun and patience. There are also fragile ribbon cables and PCBs that you'll be working with.


Parts you'll need 🧰

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      • A replacement Screen
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      • Or, add just the screen to your cart with the button below.


Tools you'll need 🪛 



1. Remove the Screen

1.1: Heat the screen with a heat gun set to 200°C (392°F) until the watch is warm to the touch. Make sure you move the heat gun around so as to heat the whole screen rather than just one spot. 

Heating up the screen on the Fitbit Versa 4 Fitness tracker to replace it 


1.2: Dip your thin metal pry tool in some 99% Isopropyl alchohol then carefully slide it between the edge of the screen glass and the metal housing. **Do not insert the pry tool more than a quarter of an inch or so as there are ribbon cables that you can damage. 

Dipping your thin metal pry tool in rubbing alcohol before inserting it between the screen and housing in order to remove the screen from this FitBit Versa 4 fitness tracker


1.3: Rock the pry tool back and forth the break up the adhesive then dip it in more alcohol and insert it on another side of the watch. On each side, end the rocking back and forth by pushing the pry tool down to apply a bit of upward pressure to the screen. Repeat these steps for all four sides.

Rocking the thin metal pry tool with isopropyl on it back and forth to loosen the screen's adhesive on this Fitbit versa 4


1.4: With the button on the side of the watch facing upwards for orientation, insert your metal pry tool on the right side of the watch (it would be the top if you're wearing the watch) then bend the tool down to pull the screen up. 

Lifting the screen with your thin metal pry tool on the Fitbit Versa 4


1.5: Once you've created a small gap between the screen and housing stick your fingernail in it to keep the gap while you then insert a slightly thicker pry tool into the gap. Use that pry tool to lift the screen, being very careful of the ribbon cables that connect the screen to the motherboard. 

Using your fingernail and a thicker pry tool to lift the screen on the Fitbit Versa 4 


1.6: Remove the four screws, one in each corner then lift up the silver bracket that covers the screen connections. 

 Removing the screw in each corner of the inside of the Versa 4 so that we can remove the screen

Sliding the metal cover out of the way to reveal the screen connectors for the Versa 4 screen


1.7: Disconnect the ribbon cable by gently sliding your pry tool underneath the connector and lifting up. It should pop off of it's connector fairly easily. 

Using your nylon spudger to carefully lift the ribbon screen connector on the Fitbit Versa 4



2. Install the New Screen

2.1: Connect the screen connector by lining up the plug with the socket and very gently pressing it down into place. 

Connecting the ribbon connector on the Versa 4 screen after replacing the battery


2.2: At this point, your watch should be working. Try turning it on by holdingdown the button for a few seconds. Test the touch and make sure the screen works properly. If it works, install the metal bracket and two screws that hold the screen connector in place. 

Reinstalling the metal bracket that holds the screen in place


2.3: Remove the old adhesive from the housing and the edge of the screen using your nylon spudger. 

Using a nylon spudger to remove the old adhesives from the Versa 4 housing and screen


2.4: Apply a thin line of glue in a continuous line around the edge of the housing. 

Applying a thin line of glue around the edge of the housing on the Versa 4


2.5: Press the screen down onto the housing and use a Q tip dipped in rubbing alcohol to clean off any excess glue. 

Pressing the screen into place on the Versa 4 after we replaced the battery



2.6: Put the watch in a clamp or wrap it tightly in a rubber band for 24 hours to let the glue cure. 

Clamping the Fitbit Versa 4 screen in place after replacing the battery


3. Get back to enjoying your gear 🤓

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