Date: Monday, May 4th, 2015, 08:45
Category: Apple Watch, Hardware, News
For the brave of heart, iFixit has the Apple Watch repair manuals you’ve been hankering for.
The tech outfit has posted manuals as to how to replace the battery, screen, adhesive, and NFC antenna. The guides provide step-by-step instructions on how to replace the Apple Watch’s OLED display and battery, alongside additional steps for repairing the adhesive and NFC antenna that can be damaged as a result of opening the casing.
The OLED display and fused glass digitizer repairs will require a sharp, curved knife and opening pick to pry out and remove the internal battery, disconnecting the display data and digitizer cables, and remove the screen.
iFixit has stocked many of the tools that will be needed to make the repairs, but has yet to stock the critical replacement parts required for the repairs themselves. This should change over time, but it could take a while for the stock to even itself out and the parts to become available.