Introduction

Without a steady Wi-Fi connection the Nest Cam is not functional. If your Nest Cam has bad reception or refuses to connect to the internet even after troubleshooting for connection problems, the Wi-Fi cable may need to be replaced.

  1. Remove the four 6 mm screws from the back panel with the  J000 Phillips head screwdriver.
    • Remove the four 6 mm screws from the back panel with the J000 Phillips head screwdriver.

    • We suggest designated areas to keep track of all screws.

  2. Open the back panel completely to expose the inside of the Nest Cam. Using the tweezers, disconnect the red and black mic cable from the motherboard. Using the tweezers, disconnect the red and black mic cable from the motherboard.
    • Open the back panel completely to expose the inside of the Nest Cam.

    • Using the tweezers, disconnect the red and black mic cable from the motherboard.

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  4. Disconnect the black Wi-Fi cable from the top of the motherboard with tweezers. Use a plastic spudger to lift the motherboard and camera up enough to expose and disconnect the white cable with the tweezers. Remove motherboard and camera completely from the housing.
    • Disconnect the black Wi-Fi cable from the top of the motherboard with tweezers.

    • Use a plastic spudger to lift the motherboard and camera up enough to expose and disconnect the white cable with the tweezers.

    • Remove motherboard and camera completely from the housing.

  5. Using a soldering iron, melt away the base of the Wi-Fi cable until it can be removed. Use this guild for assistance with soldering.
    • Using a soldering iron, melt away the base of the Wi-Fi cable until it can be removed. Use this guild for assistance with soldering.

    • Ensure when you solder the new cable back on that all connector ends are positioned correctly.

Conclusion

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

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I have broken the cable attached to Nest camera. Can you get replacement or repair the lead? Hope i haven't got to buy a new camera

Kerrie Davies - Reply

I have broken lead attached to Nest camera. Can i get a replacement or repair it? Hope i havent got to buy a new camera.

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