Introduction

How to replace the two antenna on the OLPC XO-4 Touch.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn the laptop upside-down, with the handle facing away from you.
  • Turn the laptop upside-down, with the handle facing away from you.

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Pull the lock tabs towards the green outer edges of the laptop. Hold the left lock tab in the unlock position until the battery is completely removed in the next step.
  • Pull the lock tabs towards the green outer edges of the laptop.

  • Hold the left lock tab in the unlock position until the battery is completely removed in the next step.

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Lift up on the middle of the battery to remove it from the device. Lift up on the middle of the battery to remove it from the device.
  • Lift up on the middle of the battery to remove it from the device.

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Remove the two 4mm Phillips #1 screws underneath the screen on the right-hand side. Rotate the screen 180° and remove the other two screws. You will have to put your screwdriver through the handle in order to reach the middle screw for both sides.
  • Remove the two 4mm Phillips #1 screws underneath the screen on the right-hand side.

  • Rotate the screen 180° and remove the other two screws.

  • You will have to put your screwdriver through the handle in order to reach the middle screw for both sides.

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Remove the green side panel by pressing down on the small green button on the top and sliding the panel up. Repeat the step above for the panel on the other side. Repeat the step above for the panel on the other side.
  • Remove the green side panel by pressing down on the small green button on the top and sliding the panel up.

  • Repeat the step above for the panel on the other side.

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Be careful not to pull the bottom too far out because a ribbon cable is under the frame and can easily break.
  • Be careful not to pull the bottom too far out because a ribbon cable is under the frame and can easily break.

  • Gently lift up the lower part of the frame and pull it down to free the screen frame.

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Lift the black connector and pull the ribbon cable out by the purple tab, freeing the frame. Lift the black connector and pull the ribbon cable out by the purple tab, freeing the frame.
  • Lift the black connector and pull the ribbon cable out by the purple tab, freeing the frame.

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Remove the four 7.62mm screws using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
  • Remove the four 7.62mm screws using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Be careful not to pull the screen out too far. There are two ribbon cables attached to the screen, and they can easily break. Carefully lift the screen out.
  • Be careful not to pull the screen out too far. There are two ribbon cables attached to the screen, and they can easily break.

  • Carefully lift the screen out.

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Notice that the laptop in this picture has been turned 180° with the antennas now below the screen. For each ribbon cable, lift up the black connector and gently pull the ribbon cables out by the plastic tabs. For each ribbon cable, lift up the black connector and gently pull the ribbon cables out by the plastic tabs.
  • Notice that the laptop in this picture has been turned 180° with the antennas now below the screen.

  • For each ribbon cable, lift up the black connector and gently pull the ribbon cables out by the plastic tabs.

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Remove the screen from the laptop.
  • Remove the screen from the laptop.

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Remove the four 6mm screws using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
  • Remove the four 6mm screws using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Rotate the top half of the laptop so that the back cover is facing you. Pull up the tabs on the lower part of the back cover and pull it down and away from the antennas.
  • Rotate the top half of the laptop so that the back cover is facing you.

  • Pull up the tabs on the lower part of the back cover and pull it down and away from the antennas.

  • Remove the back cover by gently lifting it off of the laptop.

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When pulling out connectors, make sure to hold the metal connector instead of the wire. Gently unplug the two connectors by pulling them away from the motherboard. Gently unplug the two connectors by pulling them away from the motherboard.
  • When pulling out connectors, make sure to hold the metal connector instead of the wire.

  • Gently unplug the two connectors by pulling them away from the motherboard.

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Unscrew the four black 4mm Phillips #1 screws holding the metal cover on. Remove the metal cover by gently lifting it out of the laptop. Remove the metal cover by gently lifting it out of the laptop.
  • Unscrew the four black 4mm Phillips #1 screws holding the metal cover on.

  • Remove the metal cover by gently lifting it out of the laptop.

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Flip the top part of the laptop over so that you are looking at the front. Unscrew the two 12.7mm Phillips #1 screws on each antenna ear clamp.
  • Flip the top part of the laptop over so that you are looking at the front.

  • Unscrew the two 12.7mm Phillips #1 screws on each antenna ear clamp.

  • Remove the two outer clamps.

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Remove the antenna wires from the black tabs. On the front side of the laptop, carefully pull the wire through the hole and out. Remove the antenna from the laptop.
  • Remove the antenna wires from the black tabs.

  • On the front side of the laptop, carefully pull the wire through the hole and out.

  • Remove the antenna from the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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