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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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