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Introduction

The internal wifi antenna is important for connecting your tablet to wifi internet. Replacing the wifif antenna is relatively simple. If you are having issues connecting to wifi use this guide to replace you internal wifi antenna.

  1. Use the Phillips # 00 screwdriver to remove the two 4mm screws found on the top edge of the tablet near the power button and HDMI mini port. Use the Phillips # 00 screwdriver to remove the two 4mm screws found on the top edge of the tablet near the power button and HDMI mini port.
    • Use the Phillips # 00 screwdriver to remove the two 4mm screws found on the top edge of the tablet near the power button and HDMI mini port.

  2. Lay the tablet screen-side down
    • Lay the tablet screen-side down

  3. Use the plastic opening tool to pry the white back from the silver frame. Start near the micro SD slot. Slide the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the casing until the back is disconnected. Slide the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the casing until the back is disconnected.
    • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the white back from the silver frame. Start near the micro SD slot.

    • Slide the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the casing until the back is disconnected.

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  5. Take the cover off your tablet.
    • Take the cover off your tablet.

  6. Locate the gray cord attached to the motherboard and the battery, this is the wifi antenna.
    • Locate the gray cord attached to the motherboard and the battery, this is the wifi antenna.

  7. Locate the soldering connection between the wifi antenna and the motherboard. Using a soldering iron, melt the soldering connection between the cord and the motherboard and disconnect the cord.
    • Locate the soldering connection between the wifi antenna and the motherboard.

    • Using a soldering iron, melt the soldering connection between the cord and the motherboard and disconnect the cord.

    • The soldering iron gets very hot, be careful not to touch the tip to avoid burns.Click here to learn how to solder.

  8. Locate the black sticker connecting the antenna to the battery. Peel the black sticker off of the battery to disconnect the wifi antenna.
    • Locate the black sticker connecting the antenna to the battery.

    • Peel the black sticker off of the battery to disconnect the wifi antenna.

    • Remove and replace the defective wire.

Conclusion

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

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