How to Replace the Screen on a Samsung SM-R600 Galaxy Sport Smart Watch

If the screen on your Samsung Galaxy Watch SM-R600 has cracked and you'd like to replace the screen, this guide is for you.

  

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Repair Difficulty: Easy

Time to complete: 30 Minutes

The tools and parts that you will need for this repair:

      1. A Replacement Screen
      2. Repair Kit (This includes the Y screwdriver, Flat edge screwdriver, and precision tweezers)
      3. 2.0mmx25mm Y Screwdriver
      4. A Small Flat Edge Screwdriver
      5. Nylon Spudger Tool (For unlocking ribbon connectors and doing other tasks that require a non conductive tool)
      6. Precision Tweezers
      7. Some 704 RTV Glue for the back cover

 

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1. Remove the Back Cover

 Start by removing the strap from your watch, then, remove the four rubber screw covers using your Precision Tweezers.

Removing the rubber covers from the screws 

 

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. 

Removing the four screws in the back cover

 

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*

Lifting up the back corner

 

 

2. Detach the Screen From the Motherboard

Start by unclipping the two ribbons at the bottom of the motherboard using your Nylon Spudger tool. 

Lifting the two ribbon cables up from the motherboard

 

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**

Lifting the motherboard assembly away from the screen

 

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.

Holding the ribbon cables back and removing the mother board

 

 

3. Attach the New Screen to the Motherboard

Place the motherboard into the new screen while holding the screen ribbon cable out of the way. Do not force it into place until you have first confirmed that all of the buttons are extended and not in the way of the motherboard sliding into place. 

Make sure the buttons are extended out from the housing before clipping the motherboard into place

Pushing the motherboard into place

 

Re-attach the two ribbon cables to the motherboard by lining them up with the socket on the motherboard and lightly pushing them down. 

Pushing the ribbon cables in place

 

4. 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. 

Testing the function of the watch

 

 

5.  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.  

Applying glue around the edge of 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. 

Putting the back cover onto the watch

 

 

Re-insert the four screws into the back cover of the watch so that they are snug. 

Re-inserting the screws into the back cover

 

 

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.  

Re-inserting the rubber screw covers

 

 

6. Get back to tracking your activity 🏃‍♂️

If you have any questions in regards to this repair, feel free to shoot us an email or give us a call and we will do our best to reply to you as quickly as possible. 

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