gear 2 terminals charg damaged
My gear 2 had damaged terminals ( charging pins located in gear s2 back .)
So I can not charge it.
Please is that terminals is replaceable.
And where I can fix it.
Samsung's second-generation smartwatch, released in April 2014 and powered by a Tizen-based OS. Model Number:SM-R380.
Same thing happened to me. It's clearly a defect in manufacturing as I did not abuse the watch at all and the pins are only ever touching your wrist or the charger.
The Samsung repair centre said it was physical damage and not covered under warranty. They told me to pay$250 to get a new watch. Samsung said they cannot override the repair centre. I am totally frustrated with such an obvious defect in manufacturing!
I have contacted Samsung Canada, and tried to contact Samsung in Korea (no luck). So now I am trying to build my own. When I am done, I will post the directions.
So finally after several attempts I now have a working home made replacement part. I started by removing the defective part from the watch back. I broke it open to see if there was anything inside as can be seen from this photo
I then took a piece of printed circuit board and cut it to the appropriate width, then removed the copper from both sides to provide a conductive free board.
I did try etching my own board, but in the process of getting traces from one side of the board to the other, I found it easier to use this described method....
I used a sticky foil
that can be purchased from a crafts store. I then wrapped it around the board that was cut to size.
. Using a razor knife I cut the foil to remove parts leaving "traces" where I wanted the contacts to be.
Follow the "wiring" diagram here:
Keep in mind that it is essential for the foil to line up perfectly on all five contacts for both sides of the board. It took me many tries to get it right, but finally it have it.
As you can see, it is now charging.
When building this part, be very patient as it took me about twenty tries to get the spacings, and distances correct so all ten contacts lined up.
I hope this is helpful
I got a replacement board from Stellatech in Europe. Part link. It cost 7 Euro's plus postage and VAT.
I have just replaced the small board in the watch and its happily charging. Once I had taken the case apart (Thanks iFixit! teardown link ), I used a small spudger to pries the board of the base. See here for an image of where to prise from
Its glued in (I assume to keep it water tight) and take a bit of effort to remove. Pulling by the little Tab actually separated the board from its backing! I used a thin layer of contact cement on the base.
Lets see how it goes.
I, too, had only 4 contacts... I went on ebay and found the terminals.. they were $6. took only a week from China.
I just changed it .. 4 screws on the back. popped out the current damaged contacts.. put the new one in.. replaced the 4 screws.. plugged it in and it worked.. it is charging now.. took 20 minutes.. Just need to have a screwdriver small enough.. I had bought a small kit in Micro center..
Hello everyone. It was very interested. I have a samsung gear 2, but have a problem charger. I buy new 250 dollar watch beautiful, but it sucks .... before buy after 4 weeks, we damage. Then I go in knowing that, I have warranty, but rejects to warranty. then just pay for 455 Dollar ... It's gone crazy .. It's innocence, as that may be wrong. But I never did the water that I know because of wet body to do evil. Not like me ... What SAMSUNG registration ?????? But one need only small things. But very difficult to get one veci..I send the image here: Here picture
If you already see it? What about?? Maybe you know how give me...
Who knows maybe one small matter.
Thank you and BEST Regards
had one contact come off of the charging contacts
samsung reps at best buy only wanted to sell up grades and oh you should buy expensive insurance to guard against defects
went online and obtained a replacment part for $13.99 including shipping
was about as hard as a battery change remove the band remove 4 case screws
carefully snap open the back gently push out the old part set in the new and close up the case