Introduction

A guide to replace the antenna.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn the phone on its back. Turn the phone on its back.
  • Turn the phone on its back.

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Orient the phone as shown. Remove the battery cover by pushing upward with your thumb.
  • Orient the phone as shown.

  • Remove the battery cover by pushing upward with your thumb.

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Place your fingernail at the top of the battery and pry the battery out towards you. Place your fingernail at the top of the battery and pry the battery out towards you.
  • Place your fingernail at the top of the battery and pry the battery out towards you.

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Orient the phone as shown with the battery already removed.
  • Orient the phone as shown with the battery already removed.

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Remove the 2 plastic plugs located on the side and upper quadrant of the rear body panel by using the push-pin and lifting outwards. Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the 5 screws as shown here. Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the 5 screws as shown here.
  • Remove the 2 plastic plugs located on the side and upper quadrant of the rear body panel by using the push-pin and lifting outwards.

  • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the 5 screws as shown here.

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Place an iPod opener tool in the seam above the antenna. Run the tool around the perimeter of the entire phone. Run the tool around the perimeter of the entire phone.
  • Place an iPod opener tool in the seam above the antenna.

  • Run the tool around the perimeter of the entire phone.

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Check to see that your device looks like the attached photo.
  • Check to see that your device looks like the attached photo.

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Locate the screw and copper fixture that hold the antenna in place.
  • Locate the screw and copper fixture that hold the antenna in place.

  • Remove the screw from the device using a Philips #00 screwdriver.

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Remove the copper fixture after it has been unscrewed. Remove the copper fixture after it has been unscrewed.
  • Remove the copper fixture after it has been unscrewed.

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Check to see that your device looks like the attached photo. Check to see that your device looks like the attached photo.
  • Check to see that your device looks like the attached photo.

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Conclusion

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

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