How to Replace the Screen on Your Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Guide)

The Galaxy Watch Active 2 is a flagship model at the midrange price point, and it includes a super AMOLED display that is protected by Gorilla Glass DX+. However, there is still a significant risk of the screen of your watch being damaged. Why is that the case?

Corning claims that the Gorilla Glass DX+ protection may prevent scratches on your watch, but this does not ensure that the watch will not break if it is dropped on a hard surface.

The majority of users have said that they either unintentionally drop their watch with the face down from a height or their screen gets beneath some heavy item. The question here is: are you capable of replacing the screen on your own Galaxy Watch Active 2?

To provide a response to this question, if you have all of the required tools and replacement components, then you should be able to finish this procedure on your own. In addition, if you are not the do-it-yourself type, I have included a link to an official service list that Samsung offers in order to repair your watch.

First things first, let’s go through how to change the screen on your Galaxy Watch Active 2.

Listing of Contents (Table of)

  • Instructions on How to Replace the Screen on Your Galaxy Watch: Active 2 Parts and Tools Needed
  1. Step 1: Acquire the New Component 
  2. Step 2: Gather all of the necessary equipment and supplies.
  3. Step 3: Set the watch to the Off setting.
  4. Warm up the device
  5. Remove the screws from the back.
  6. Remove the Back Cover from the Housing as the Sixth Step.
  7. Step 7: Remove all ribbons from the main board.
  8. Disassemble the Core Assembly as the Eighth Step
  9. Step 9: Make a mark to indicate where the ribbon will be placed.
  10. Remove the Defective Screen as the Tenth Step
  11. Remove any traces of the previous adhesive in Step 11.
  12. Apply the New Adhesive, which is the Twelveth Step.
  13. Attach the New Screen as the Thirteenth Step
  14. The last step is to reassemble everything when it has been completed.

The first step is to acquire the new component.

Make sure you have the new replacement screen in front of you before diving headfirst into the disassembly process. This will save you a lot of time.

You have the option of getting the new screen through Joesge.com or purchasing it from the official Samsung Store. When compared, the pricing at the Joesge shop is a significant amount lower than what you would pay at an approved Samsung repair facility.

Step 2: Gather the Required Equipment

This step is really necessary.

Get together all of the required equipment, as this will not only make the procedure much simpler for you, but it will also prevent your watch from being harmed in the process.

Obtaining the following is a prerequisite before beginning the dismantling process:

A heat gun may be used to soften the adhesive.

In order to remove the screws, you will need a tri-point Y00 1.5mm screwdriver.

A rather thin metal prying instrument may be used to remove the screen from the housing.

A prying tool consisting of a plastic bar to remove all of the ribbons from the board.

As you go through the processes, you will gain further knowledge.

Ensure that the watch is off.

Once you are set with the tools, the first step is to make sure that watch active 2 is not active.

Press and hold the down button on your Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 for a total of three seconds in order to power off the watch. When the “Power off” indicator appears, there will be a very tiny vibration that you may feel. If the screen is unreadable because of cracks, you may switch off the watch by tapping it in a haphazard manner.

A useful piece of advice is to hold off until the battery dies on its own.

Fourth Step: Apply Heat to the Device

The next step is to grab the heat gun and apply heat to the gadget in order to break apart the adhesive.

Step 5: To complete the process, unscrew the back screws.

After that, grab the tri-point screwdriver and begin unscrewing the screws from their respective locations.

A helpful hint for unscrewing the screw is to apply a bit more pressure with the screwdriver. That way, you won’t wind up having to strip it. Keep in mind that it may be difficult to remove a screw that has been stripped.

Remove the Back Cover from the Housing as the Sixth Step.

After that, use the plastic bar pry tool to separate the rear cover from the housing it was attached to. Be careful to maneuver around the aperture of the rear cover in a circular motion so that the silicon may be loosened over the whole surface.

Take note: You shouldn’t immediately remove the rear cover. The HR sensor is connected to the motherboard through a wire that may be found in the device. Unhooking it is the first step, followed by removing it from the system.

Step 7: Remove all ribbons from the main board.

Now you need to detach all of the ribbons that are attached to the mainboard. This includes the ribbon for the LCD display, the ribbon for the speakers, the ribbon for the depth sensor, the ribbon for the buttons (power and back), and lastly, the ribbon for the microphone.

Disassemble the Core Assembly as the Eighth Step

When you have finished removing all of the ribbons, you may next proceed to pry up the mainboard. While you are prying up the housing, be sure that there is no ribbon in the way.

Step 9: Make a mark to indicate where the ribbon will be placed.

Make a mark now to indicate where the ribbons will go. To do this, take a marker and make a mark on the screen to indicate where the new screen ribbon will go. When you are finished, remove the whole screen.

Remove the Defective Screen as the Tenth Step

The next thing to do is to heat the screen with the heat gun so that the adhesive may be more easily removed. It is advised that the temperature of the heat gun be maintained between 280 and 300 degrees Fahrenheit in most cases (140-150 degrees Celsius.)

After that is finished, use the thin metal pry tool and pull the malfunctioning screen out of the casing using it.

Remove any traces of the previous adhesive in Step 11.

Using the bar-pry tool, remove any remnants of the previous glue once you have detached the screen.

Apply the New Adhesive, which is the Twelveth Step.

You’re nearly done!

Now it’s time to use the new adhesive that came with the replacement screen you just installed.

Attach the New Screen as the Thirteenth Step

As soon as it is finished, remove the old screen and replace it with the new one by adhering it to the housing. Check to see that it is aligned correctly with your markings.

The last step, number 14, is to reassemble everything. Back to

The old screen replacement has been removed, and the new one has been successfully fitted.

To finish, carry out the steps in the opposite sequence. Replace the mainboard and check to make sure that all five ribbons are removed before doing so.

After that, reattach each of the ribbons to the location where they originally belonged. The next step is to remove the HR sensor ribbon, re-plug it into its original location, and ensure that all of the screws are correctly secured.

In conclusion, I am going to suggest that you check to see whether everything is operating as it should be. You may do this by making sure that your brand-new screen is functioning correctly before you install the HR sensor.

In addition to that, you may use isopropyl alcohol to carefully clean your watch if you so choose. But you must be careful to use it in appropriate contexts.

Well done! You have finished installing the new screen on your Galaxy Watch Active 2 device.

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