Introduction

This guide will display the step-by-step process of fixing and/or replacing a faulty antenna. Soldering may be involved, so be prepared!

Parts

No parts required.

First, apply pressure with your thumb on the top of the battery cover.
  • First, apply pressure with your thumb on the top of the battery cover.

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Next, pull down on the cover until it begins to slide.
  • Next, pull down on the cover until it begins to slide.

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Finally, once the cover is completely off, pry up the old batteries with your finger or a strong, skinny tool (i.e. spudger).
  • Finally, once the cover is completely off, pry up the old batteries with your finger or a strong, skinny tool (i.e. spudger).

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Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
Unscrew the six 8.0 millimeter long, #0 screws on the backside of the case using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the six 8.0 millimeter long, #0 screws on the backside of the case using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Detach back part of the case by gently lifting up.
  • Detach back part of the case by gently lifting up.

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Carefully and slowly lift the motherboard away from the front case. The motherboard will be attached to the speaker, which is firmly glued onto the front case.
  • Carefully and slowly lift the motherboard away from the front case. The motherboard will be attached to the speaker, which is firmly glued onto the front case.

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Check the connection of the antenna with your eyes and fingers.  The connection should be firm and smooth where it was soldered.
  • Check the connection of the antenna with your eyes and fingers. The connection should be firm and smooth where it was soldered.

  • Ensure that the spring of the antenna isn't crooked or damaged by rubbing your fingers along the length of the spring.

  • Desolder the connection of the antenna to the motherboard. Careful!, if used improperly, the soldering tool can damage the circuit board!

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After obtaining a new or undamaged spring, solder it back onto the circuit board.  Again, this is a delacate process as the soldering tool will be hot!
  • After obtaining a new or undamaged spring, solder it back onto the circuit board. Again, this is a delacate process as the soldering tool will be hot!

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Conclusion

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

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