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Asus ZenFone 2 Antenna Replacement

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  1. Asus ZenFone 2 Antenna Replacement, Removing the Back Cover: step 1, image 1 of 2 Asus ZenFone 2 Antenna Replacement, Removing the Back Cover: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Use your fingernail to gently pry off the phone's back cover at the indicated location. While your fingernail is under the back cover slide your finger around the edges of the phone until the cover pops off.

  2. Asus ZenFone 2 Antenna Replacement, Remove the Inner Cover Screws: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the thirteen black screws and the single silver screw from the back of the phone with a JIS size 00 screwdriver.

    • The black screws are 2.8 mm in length.

    • The silver screw is 5.5 mm in length.

    • The black screw next to the camera and the flash is covered by a sticker. This screw can be easily removed as if there were no sticker on top of it. The point of the screwdriver should be able to pierce through the sticker easily.

  3. Asus ZenFone 2 Antenna Replacement, Remove the Inner Cover: step 3, image 1 of 2 Asus ZenFone 2 Antenna Replacement, Remove the Inner Cover: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Use a plastic opening tool to remove the inner phone backing.

    • The parts of the inner backing held down by two strips of double sided tape can be easily loosened by inserting the plastic opening tool underneath it and gently lifting it up.

  4. Asus ZenFone 2 Antenna Replacement, Remove the Speaker: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Note the position of the speaker unit so you can replace it in the correct place during reassembly.

    • Take the speaker out of the back of the phone. It should come out easily as soon as the inner back is removed because nothing is holding it down in place anymore.

  5. Asus ZenFone 2 Antenna Replacement, Remove the Antenna: step 5, image 1 of 2 Asus ZenFone 2 Antenna Replacement, Remove the Antenna: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry up both ends of the antenna.

    • Carefully remove the antenna wire from the plastic keepers along the side. Note their position for reassembly.

    • The antenna connections can be easily bent out of shape. Be sure to lift from underneath the cable as shown.

Conclusion

Reassemble your device by following the instructions in reverse order.

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8 Comments

Hi , do you know if this antenna is the only one? I mean is there another antenna for gps signal?

Thanks

Fabio

fcarminato - Reply

What happens when the cable comes off with the little thing underneath?

I was pretty easily happened to me. I don't even know if it is possible to fix.

Said Tahsin Dane - Reply

It was broken and I soldered it.....afterwards sim1 is not working, but sim2 works well, please help me

Rajkumarfilms - Reply

Could you solve it? I had the fact same problem, sadly on the motherboard end, otherwise I'd just replace the USB board, I tried soldering the cable with no luck, sim 1 still won't work.

Sergio Lapunov -

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