How to Replace the Battery on a Samsung SM-R600 Galaxy Sport Smart Watch
If the battery on your Samsung Galaxy Watch Sport SM-R600 is dying quickly or the watch will not turn on unless it is on the charger or dies shortly after being removed from the charger, it is likely that your battery needs to be replaced.
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Repair Difficulty: Easy
Time to complete: 30 Minutes
The tools and parts that you will need for this repair:
- A Replacement Screen
- Repair Kit (This includes the Y screwdriver, Flat edge screwdriver, and precision tweezers)
- 2.0mmx25mm Y Screwdriver
- A Small Flat Edge Screwdriver
- Nylon Spudger Tool (For unlocking ribbon connectors and doing other tasks that require a non conductive tool)
- Precision Tweezers
- Some 704 RTV Glue for the back cover
1. Remove the Back Cover
Start by removing the strap from your watch, then, remove the four rubber screw covers using your Precision Tweezers.
Next, remove the four screws in the back cover using your 2.0mmx25mm Y Screwdriver. They can be hard to remove so apply lots of pressure to keep the screwdriver securely seated into the screws so as to avoid stripping out the heads.
With the screws removed, all that is holding the back cover on is some adhesive. You can pry it loose by using a Small Flat Edge Screwdriver stuck into the edge of the casing at the bottom of the watch. Gently pry it up and work your way around the back casing until it is free. *Be careful of the heart rate sensor ribbon cable that is attached to the motherboard*
2. Detach the Screen From the Motherboard
Start by unclipping the two ribbons at the bottom of the motherboard using your Nylon Spudger tool.
Next, use your Flat Head Screwdriver to separate the motherboard from the screen assembly. There are a few notches in the plastic of the assembly where you can stick the screwdriver. **Do not try to fully remove the motherboard until the next step**
Pull the two ribbon cables at the bottom of the mother board out and back towards the exterior of the watch then slowly lift the motherboard away from the screen assembly.
3. Detach the Motherboard
Remove the black Phillips head screw that holds the motherboard to the battery.
Before removing the motherboard from the battery housing, use your finger to lift up the two buttons that are on ribbon cables on the side of the housing (It might be worth Watching This Part in the Video). Then use your Spudger to gently pry the motherboard away from the battery housing.
Using your spudger, pry up the battery out of its housing. It is only held in with adhesive. Just be careful of the ribbon cable that is attached to the battery.
With the battery free, pry up the power contacts that are attached to the battery housing starting at the outer edge, this will allow the battery to come out of the housing.
4. Install the New Battery, Motherboard, and Screen
Line the charging connections up with their place in the battery housing and press the new battery and the charging connections into their places.
Place the motherboard back onto the housing and press the two buttons into their places then reinstall the Phillips head screw that holds the motherboard into place.
Re-attach the small square ribbon cable to the motherboard, then bend the ribbon cable on the new Replacement Screen back, then slide it through the slot in the motherboard.
Before you push the motherboard assembly back into its place, make sure that the buttons are properly in place. Both the ribbon cable buttons that attach to the motherboard, and the physical plastic buttons can move when reinstalling the board and either rip the ribbon or cause the motherboard assembly to not sit in the screen housing properly. Once you have determined that the buttons are lined up properly, push the motherboard into its place, you should hear a click when it is locked in place.
Re-attach the screen ribbon cable to the motherboard. Make sure that it is properly lined up then lightly push the connector down to secure it.
5. Test the Watch
Before you re-install the back cover, turn the watch on and make sure that the screen, buttons, and rotating bezel all function properly.
6. Reinstall the Back Housing
Apply a thin line of 704 Glue around the edge of the back cover. Make sure that the glue is one continuous line with no breaks to get the best water seal. You don't need lots of glue as there is already a seal around the back cover.
Re-seat the back cover into the main housing and push down on the cover. If it will not clip into place, its likely because the motherboard assembly is not fully seated in place. If that happens, remove the back cover and make sure the motherboard is seated properly. If any glue comes out of the sides when you place the back cover on the watch, you can wipe it away with a rag or Q tip and some rubbing alcohol.
Re-insert the four screws into the back cover of the watch so that they are snug.
Re-insert the rubber screw covers over the screws with the sticky side facing in towards the screw head. We would recommend giving the watch a couple of hours to cure before getting it wet.
7. Get back to tracking your activity 🏃♂️
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