Introduction

The replacing antenna guide shows step by step how to install a new antenna.

Flip the device to the backside, and locate the metal tab at the center of the back cover.
  • Flip the device to the backside, and locate the metal tab at the center of the back cover.

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Lift the metal tab up, and rotate it counterclockwise. This will unlock the back case cover.
  • Lift the metal tab up, and rotate it counterclockwise. This will unlock the back case cover.

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Lift the battery plate off to either insert or remove 2 AA batteries. Lift the battery plate off to either insert or remove 2 AA batteries.
  • Lift the battery plate off to either insert or remove 2 AA batteries.

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With the wedge side of a spudger (or a small, flat head screwdriver), remove the black rubber case support from the device body. With the wedge side of a spudger (or a small, flat head screwdriver), remove the black rubber case support from the device body.
  • With the wedge side of a spudger (or a small, flat head screwdriver), remove the black rubber case support from the device body.

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With the pick side of a spudger (or tweezers), peel the sticky tape from the device. With the pick side of a spudger (or tweezers), peel the sticky tape from the device. With the pick side of a spudger (or tweezers), peel the sticky tape from the device.
  • With the pick side of a spudger (or tweezers), peel the sticky tape from the device.

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Split the front and rear panels by inserting a small pointed tool (such as a pen point or a screwdriver tip SL1.5) in the 5 plastic tabs along the sides of the device.
  • Split the front and rear panels by inserting a small pointed tool (such as a pen point or a screwdriver tip SL1.5) in the 5 plastic tabs along the sides of the device.

  • Do not remove the back panels quickly. If too much force is applied, there is a wire connection that will break.

  • CAUTION! Be careful not to force the tabs inward. This will result in broken tabs.

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With tweezers (or your fingernails), carefully disconnect the wires between the PC input and the motherboard. With tweezers (or your fingernails), carefully disconnect the wires between the PC input and the motherboard.
  • With tweezers (or your fingernails), carefully disconnect the wires between the PC input and the motherboard.

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The motherboard should look like this. If it is dirty, gently use a small paintbrush to clean it of dust.
  • The motherboard should look like this. If it is dirty, gently use a small paintbrush to clean it of dust.

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There are no screws holding the motherboard in place.
  • There are no screws holding the motherboard in place.

  • Carefully lift the motherboard from the case.

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With the pointed end of a spudger (or the  small end of a Philips #00 screwdriver), gently unhook the small black tabs by pressing into the interlocking hooks that are sunk into the white wire connector. Gently pull the wire ribbon from the white connector.
  • With the pointed end of a spudger (or the small end of a Philips #00 screwdriver), gently unhook the small black tabs by pressing into the interlocking hooks that are sunk into the white wire connector.

  • Gently pull the wire ribbon from the white connector.

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Locate antenna on the back of the motherboard.
  • Locate antenna on the back of the motherboard.

  • In order to replace the antennaa you have to purchase a new motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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