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Repair or Replace NFC antenna

Hi all,

Wonder if anyone can help. My OH, left her lovely iPhone 7 plus on the car roof and drove off. The inevitable happened, it fell off and then crushed by a truck (found by find my iPhone).

Amazingly a new Display unit and the phone turned straight on. However on replacing the housing, we seem to have lost the wifi and NFC. On closer inspection where the Wifi antenna (at the top) connected to the Antenna band its ripped away and where the NFC connects to the top right of the Logic Board that has ripped away also. I've found a replacement Wifi Antenna, however I'm unable to find the NFC. Are these linked to the phone individually?

So really two question, with hopefully one answer.

1. Can you get a replacement NFC antenna?

2. Could what I have left, be soldered to the ring on the board directly?

Thanks

Andy

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Just worked this out, this is for iPhone 6, however iPhone 6 plus should be similar.

The NFC antenna is the top bezel itself, the top bezel has 2.4G(wifi and Bluetooth), cellular diversity, GPS and NFC. The

main feed point for GPS, cellular and 2.4G is the screw boss under the plastic add-on antenna, with a "grounding

bracket" attaching it to the bezel. The plastic antenna serves as the 5G wifi antenna.

The NFC antenna feed point is the screw boss next to the camera and sleep/wake button, with a flex cable under the

camera bracket serving as signal conductor.

There is an additional feed point in the middle of the bracket, it does not connect to any wireless services, however it

connects to a dynamic switch to tune the top bezel dynamically to serve different bands.

The F-shaped flex cable on the back of the board is JUST a bridging cable, not an antenna in any way.

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