1. Remove screws.
    • Remove screws.

    • Insert spudger tool on the middle of the left side, between the white and black plastic.

    • Slide in a plastic opening tool and use it to further pull the back off.

    • Work your way around the edge of the tablet with the plastic opening tool and insert more as needed.

    • Pull off the back cover.

  2. Plug in soldering iron and let it warm up for ten minutes.
    • Plug in soldering iron and let it warm up for ten minutes.

    • Locate the the soldering points of the antenna on the motherboard.

    • Peel back the protective tape that covers the display ribbon cable so it isn't too close to the soldering points.

    • Solder hardens and cools quickly; you don’t need to wait to move on to the next step.

    • If you do not know how to solder, be careful and follow steps precisely because you could otherwise ruin the device.

    • With the new antenna locate the solder points.

    • Add solder to the solder points to allow soldering.

    • Place the antenna at each point and melt the solder point.

    • Place the antenna solder location into the melted solder blob and let it sit for about 2 seconds.

    • Repeat this step for each of the solder points.

    • Replace the back cover with the new part in place.

    • Gently press the speaker into place.

    • Don't let the volume rocker unit fall out of place.

    • Replace the screws.

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