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Current version by: Chavdar Sirakov ,

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Losing the metal clips marked in green is top reason for abnormal Wi-Fi operation after reassembly.
 
Here are two images, which I shot, that better depict the cause of the issue. Once you lose that piece, you have no option but to order a replacement cover.
 
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In case they don't work here, here's an external [http://imgur.com/a/ytep8|link].
In case they don't work here, here's an external [http://imgur.com/a/ytep8|link].
 
I've also lost my 1.4mm "hole" (or nut as I would call it). I still have it but I don't think there's a way to fix that back onto the logic board. Anyway, I keep a loose dummy screw there to make the needed contact and so far I've had no issues.
 
As regards the EMI fingers on the antenna cable hat runs by the loudspeaker enclosure, they are really overrated. I had them all snapped off and there were no issues with Wi-Fi, 3G or 2G signal. Then I replaced them just to be sure - same thing, no difference.

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Original post by: Chavdar Sirakov ,

Text:

Losing the metal clips marked in green is top reason for abnormal Wi-Fi operation after reassembly.

Here are two images, which I shot, that better depict the cause of the issue. Once you lose that piece, you have no option but to order a replacement cover.

[image|119844|size=thumbnail]

[image|119843|size=thumbnail]

In case they don't here, here's an external [http://imgur.com/a/ytep8|link].

I've also lost my 1.4mm "hole" (or nut as I would call it). I still have it but I don't think there's a way to fix that back onto the logic board. Anyway, I keep a loose dummy screw there to make the needed contact and so far I've had no issues.

As regards the EMI fingers on the antenna cable hat runs by the loudspeaker enclosure, they are really overrated. I had them all snapped off and there were no issues with Wi-Fi, 3G or 2G signal. Then I replaced them just to be sure - same thing, no difference.

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open