My first Apple Watch died.

My first Apple Watch died. (1st generation 42mm stainless steel)

I have worn it for about 3.5 years. (since 2015.08. ~ 2019.02. )

Yesterday, I noticed top panel is popped up.

So, I googled some known issues like this kind of accident. and I found there was an issue regarding battery swollen.

(you may see the swollen battery or not. I think it is swollen.)

The warranty is limited to 3 years, so I can’t get the repair service from authorized apple repair center. (I don’t want buy old/refurbished one)

And I don’t know local private repair shop that can repair watch. (There is one private apple repair shop near here, but they don’t repair watch)

There is another option. ifixit.

https://ko.ifixit.com/Guide/Apple+Watch+Battery+Replacement/41080

https://ko.ifixit.com/Guide/Apple+Watch+Adhesive+Replacement/41083

https://ko.ifixit.com/Store/Parts/Apple-Watch-42-mm-Original-Series-1-Replacement-Battery/IF308-000-1

it seems not too hard to repair myself, the most difficult part would be pulling off the screen, but the screen is already popped up 🙂

 

But there is a critical(?) serious(?) problem. 🙁

They don’t ship internationally ㅋㅋ

 

So, I give up repair, give up my watch, .. (buy new one? ㅋㅋ)

or, keep it for sometime? or put it into a trashcan? (what if the battery blow up?)