Introduction

If you getting a new antenna doesn't work, there might be a problem with the antenna connection inside the camera. This guide will show you how to replace input cable that attaches the antenna to the motherboard.

Parts

No parts required.

Remove the four bottom tabs in order to access the bottom screws.
  • Remove the four bottom tabs in order to access the bottom screws.

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Remove all four 14 mm Phillips #1 screws.
  • Remove all four 14 mm Phillips #1 screws.

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Remove the SD card.
  • Remove the SD card.

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Pry up the motherboard on the four points using a spudger.
  • Pry up the motherboard on the four points using a spudger.

  • The regular black nylon spudger should be used whenever possible, especially around sensitive internal components.

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Gently pull back the motherboard to expose many of the component's wired connections.
  • Gently pull back the motherboard to expose many of the component's wired connections.

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Unscrew the antenna in a counter-clockwise rotation. Unscrew the antenna in a counter-clockwise rotation.
  • Unscrew the antenna in a counter-clockwise rotation.

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Take out the screw holding the antenna wire with the PH1 size Phillips head bit.
  • Take out the screw holding the antenna wire with the PH1 size Phillips head bit.

    • Screw length: 5.3mm

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Gently pry open the circuit board attached to the antenna wire using  a metal spudger.
  • Gently pry open the circuit board attached to the antenna wire using a metal spudger.

  • The regular black nylon spudger should be used whenever possible, especially around sensitive internal components.

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Remove the antenna female end from the motherboard.
  • Remove the antenna female end from the motherboard.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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