Introduction

In this guide, we will walk through the steps necessary to replacing the congestion-sensing antenna.

Make sure the device is unplugged before proceeding with the disassembly. While holding the base firmly using the palm of one hand, remove the cowl (cover) by turning the cowl counterclockwise until a snap is heard. Once disengaged, pull upwards.
  • Make sure the device is unplugged before proceeding with the disassembly.

  • While holding the base firmly using the palm of one hand, remove the cowl (cover) by turning the cowl counterclockwise until a snap is heard. Once disengaged, pull upwards.

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Place the plastic opening tool under the speaker grille, and just above the light ring.
  • Place the plastic opening tool under the speaker grille, and just above the light ring.

  • Move the plastic opening tool around the groove while applying upward force to pry loose the 4 clips holding the grille in place.

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Using a metal spudger, carefully remove the congestion-sensor antenna by undoing the two clips. There is a delicate wire connection to the antenna that is easily broken if not careful.
  • Using a metal spudger, carefully remove the congestion-sensor antenna by undoing the two clips.

  • There is a delicate wire connection to the antenna that is easily broken if not careful.

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Remove the wire connection to the antenna by soldering it off. For help with soldering and de-soldering check out the    iFixit Soldering Guide
  • Remove the wire connection to the antenna by soldering it off.

  • For help with soldering and de-soldering check out the iFixit Soldering Guide

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Conclusion

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

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