Introduction

Connection problems may occur with this device due to a faulty or broken antenna. You can contact your service provider or search online to purchase a new antenna to replace. This guide give instructions on how to replace antenna.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Remove the rear cover by pressing down on the cover and pulling it away from the device.
    • Remove the rear cover by pressing down on the cover and pulling it away from the device.

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  2. Place your finger on the back of the battery located near the edge of the device.
    • Place your finger on the back of the battery located near the edge of the device.

    • Push your finger into the battery and lift up to pop the battery out of the device.

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    • Using a metal spudger, pry open the device around the seam between the front and back cover.

    • It may be difficult to split apart, so use force with caution.

    • It may seem like you are breaking the device, but you will only be breaking the adhesive lining that keeps the device sealed.

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    • Once the seal has been broken all the way around, open the cases using your hands.

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    • To disconnect the antenna, pull up on the antenna's connection to the circuit board until it pops off.

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    • Carefully pull out the antenna along the edge of the device.

    • There is adhesive applied to the antenna, so it may not easily detach.

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    • Reconnect your new antenna to the circuit board in the same position described in step 3.

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    • Re-lay antenna around the edge and over the adhesive.

    • The antenna can be fitted back into several small recesses along the groove that it was originally inside.

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    • Apply double-sided stick tape to the inner top and bottom halves of the device along the seam that was previously unsealed.

    • Snap the two halves together along the adhesive line to reconnect it as it previously was.

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Conclusion

With a new antenna, your device should be transmitting a signal as expected. Keep in mind that you will need adhesive tape to keep the device firmly together.

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