Introduction

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

  1. Make sure the device is unplugged before proceeding with the disassembly.
    • 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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  2. 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.

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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

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Conclusion

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

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