Apple watch battery- HELP NEEDED

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by josephhoward669, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. josephhoward669 macrumors newbie

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    I have an original apple watch- 42mm stainless steel. The battery is quite bad as of now, and i am looking to replace it. However i cannot find a battery replacement anywhere. Also the adhesive has gone bad because the screen does not stick down. I have been hunting for new adhesive and a battery with no luck. I have found parts for the series one apple watch, and series two however. Will these parts fit on my original one? If a series 1 apple watch battery will fit then I will be very happy. My speciality is fixing Iphones so I don't know what to do or where to look. Any help would be greatly appreciated- my apple watch is just collecting dust on the side as of now...
     
  2. Relentless Power, Apr 16, 2019
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    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    If you purchase Series one Apple parts (Battery and display) for your first GEN watch, they will fit, because the dimensions are exactly the same. I don’t see any reason why the Series one display wouldn’t work if you properly attach the ribbons to this display. As for the adhesive, I know other members have used a ‘very strong glue’ that you can purchase from a store, but I would make sure it’s a clear type of adhesive.

    I believe the Series 2 battery is slightly larger over the Series 1, that likely will not fit.

    But honestly if it was me, why waste your money on a battery and display, chancing if this repair may or may not work properly, when you likely could purchase a Series 2 Apple Watch in ‘good condition’ for a used price.
     
  3. StumpyBloke macrumors 6502a

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    This ^^^^.

    Don’t waste your time. If it works it will still be slow beyond use and won’t support watchOS 5.
     
  4. josephhoward669 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok. Thank you. Looks like its time for an upgrade! ;) Much appreciated!
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    Sad...but true. Still looks nice tho. Will look at upgrading very soon. Thank you.
     

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