My opinion on the Apple Watch screen replacements. Is it fixable?
So I've went through alot of hassle lately, trying to get my Apple Watch series 1 a new display on. I went through many websites and stores, asking for whether they are selling Apple Watch replacement displays. I also tried to gather information about whether it is really possible to replace the Apple Watches display, and let me tell you all right here:
It is not possible.
Replacing your broken Apple Watches screen is seriously only something Apple is able to do, and let me tell you why: because every Apple Watch display has its own chip that prevents it from working with other devices. I have now gone through a total of three replacement screens, and two watches. None of them worked in the end, even though iFixit states that the displays used in the original Apple Watch and the series 1 are the same.
I could not find any answers to this problem, and honestly I might just give up already.
Today I took apart a used, but fine working Watch series 0, took the display, and put it into my broken series 1 watch. Look! It turns on! Once I want to interact with the watch it just feels like it turns itself off and thats it. Only charging the device could turn on the screen, the device would not react to buttonpresses or touch input in any other way.
However: The series 0 Watch works with the almost completely broken screen from my series 1 watch. How? I dont know, but this is just something that I wanted to share with everyone that is trying to do the same thing as me. Save your money, and get your device fixed by Apple. Self replacing screens may be possible on the iPhones, but certainly not on the watches (especially the series 1 and 2).
Anyways, I hope this may help anyone.