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  1. VRman

    VRman May 31, 2021

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    Yes, glue residue is only on the Bezel/LCD module it goes totally around the bezel inside. The LCD module is pressed into the titanium body and looks to be held in by the compression of the red/orange o-ring and the plastic shim/ring. I wish these were available to purchase because they look to be onetime use. This is where I will use a marine type adhesive and sealant on re-assemble.
     
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  2. VRman

    VRman May 31, 2021

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    The battery sets between the case and PCB. Order is just like picture 2 and 3. From Bezel to case and I left LCD module intact as not to cause damage.
     
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  3. dontworryspain

    dontworryspain May 31, 2021

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    [QUOTE = "VRman, publicación: 1796091, miembro: 55678"] Sí, los residuos de pegamento se encuentran solo en el módulo del bisel / LCD y rodea totalmente el bisel en el interior. El módulo LCD se presiona en el cuerpo de titanio y parece estar sujeto por la compresión de la junta tórica roja / naranja y la cuña / anillo de plástico. Ojalá estuvieran disponibles para comprar porque parecen ser de un solo uso. Aquí es donde usaré un adhesivo y sellador de tipo marino al volver a ensamblar. [/ QUOTE]
    Since you have the photos, can you list the order of disassembly in the same photograph?
    I want to change the battery for a new one but I don't dare. It is still going well but I would like to have it new.

    Ya que tienes las fotos puedes enumerar el orden de desmontaje en la misma fotografía?
    Quiero cambiar la batería por una nueva pero no me atrevo. Aun va bien pero me gustaria tenerla nueva.
     
  4. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG May 31, 2021

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    I would not attempt to do that battery change, unless it is really necessary. There is a risk of damaging the watch, and that risk is worth taking when the original battery stops working properly, but not while it is still working. It would be a shame to spoil a watch that worked well! :confused:
     
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  5. dontworryspain

    dontworryspain May 31, 2021

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    [QUOTE = "Albert-AMG, publicación: 1796104, miembro: 42719"] No intentaría hacer ese cambio de batería, a menos que sea realmente necesario. Existe el riesgo de dañar el reloj, y vale la pena correr ese riesgo cuando la batería original deja de funcionar correctamente, pero no mientras sigue funcionando. ¡Sería una pena estropear un reloj que funciona bien! :confundido:[/CITA]
    No planeaba hacerlo de inmediato.
    Muchas gracias por su atención.

    No pensaba hacerlo de inmediato.
    Muchas gracias por tu atencion.
     
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  6. connected1976

    connected1976 Jun 28, 2021

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    Hello !! very good tutorial, the battery of my gen 1 has died too .... I wanted to ask you a question, to disassemble the battery, did you do it from the front to the back? or did you take off the back cover of the watch first? I think I see the photos that you did from the screen behind Thank you !!
     
  7. connected1976

    connected1976 Jun 28, 2021

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    I was able to request the problem, cleaning the pins of the charger and the clock ... the scare was great I saw myself dismantling my tag ::facepalm1::
     
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  8. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG Jun 28, 2021

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    Glad to read it was just a problem with the charger! :thumbsup: ::psy::
     
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  9. connected1976

    connected1976 Jun 28, 2021

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    Thank you very much Albert !!!!

    I've had a couple of bad days until the tag logo appeared on the screen :confused:
     
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  10. VRman

    VRman Jul 1, 2021

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    Recap and update on Gen2 battery replacement:
    **** Note **** I do not recommend doing this as the LCD assembly is pressed into the main case and appears to use a "one time use" sealing gasket / plastic ring setup. I attempted to secure these parts from TH through various means without any luck. Since my battery was in fact swollen and I had disassembled already I just continued on and reused to old parts along with some Marine Grade adhesive / sealant.

    Recap of disassembly:
    1) Remove bezel and plastic trim ring - Plastic tool not much force needed
    2) Remove LCD assembly from case - Same as above and use plastic tool to remove LCD connector from PCB
    3) Remove PCB from case - Remove 3 screws
    4) Remove battery from PCB - Unplug connector with plastic tool
    The earlier post outlined this
    https://forums.calibre11.com/thread...ange-on-connected-models.119389/#post-1795628

    Re-assembly
    1) Thoroughly cleaned case and LCD assembly of any adhesive residue. Cleaned bezel, sealing rings and trim ring. (These are plastic and brittle take extra care. This was where I could see these are most likely one time use parts and not meant to be re-used. For cleaning I used compressed air, 91% Isopropyl and a pointed fiberglass jeweler's tool. Cleaning was crucial to remove old adhesive and to make sure the titanium surfaces would take the adhesive and sealants I am using.
    2) Attach new battery to PCB and connect the battery to the PCB(Red Box)
    TH13.jpg
    TH14.jpg

    3) Attach case flat cable to PCB(Red Box) and install PCB to case with 3 screws(Orange Circles) 0.9 Hex bit
    TH15.jpg
    TH18B.jpg

    4) Attach LCD assembly connect to PCB(Red Box in pic with orange circles).

    5) At this point not trusting the old sealing ring and gasket, 3M Marine Adhesive Sealant was added to the inside of the case lip and used a jig/clamps to press the LCD assembly into place. I did this at a boat facility with the help of some professionals and couldn't take any pictures.
    TH23.jpg

    6) Once pressed in, I wiped excess material away and let cure for a full 2 days. Below is at it sets today fully functional. I test fitted the trim ring and bezel, trimming some the the sealant in places to get a proper fit. I want to get about 10 charge cycles and multiple tests under water before gluing into place.
    TH17.jpg
    TH16.jpg

    7) For the Bezel I'll use this Jewelry & Metal Glue
    TH25.jpg

    I'll post one more follow-up with Bezel and trim ring attached.
     
    Edited Jul 2, 2021
  11. connected1976

    connected1976 Jul 1, 2021

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    AWESOME !!!!
    magnificent tutorial

    Thank you very much for sharing !!;)
     
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  12. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG Jul 2, 2021

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    Thank you @VRman !! Very interesting and useful!! :thumbsup:
     
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  13. VRman

    VRman Jul 2, 2021

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    Thanks All,
    I reformatted the post. The pics should be inline now with the numbers. Having Chrome set to always translate Spanish was messing with the format.
     
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