Introduction

This guide takes you through the process of installing the GPS antenna cable. This is the middle antenna cable on the wireless card.

  1. Power off and remove the memory card.
    • Power off and remove the memory card.

    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the four 6.4mm screws on the back casing.

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  2. Using your fingernail or a spudger, pry open the accessory port cover on the top of the device.
    • Using your fingernail or a spudger, pry open the accessory port cover on the top of the device.

    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the two 5.4mm screws hidden beneath the accessory port cover.

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    • Remove the two 5.4mm Phillips #00 screws on the bottom of the device near the charging port.

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    • Beginning at the sides of the device, use a plastic opening tool to separate the front and rear cases.

    • Continue working your way around the device gently prying it open.

    • There are still wires holding the front and rear cases together. You may damage the connections if you yank the cases completely apart.

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    • Gently separate the two cases, minding the battery and the touch screen controller connectors holding the two cases together.

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    • Using a spudger, free the touch screen controller flex cable by gently prying up the connection.

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    • Free the battery cable by gently prying up on the connection with a spudger.

    Any idea what type of pcb header is on the board for the battery? I have a motherboard with a broken header but I cant source a replacement

    Jimbo Jones - Reply

    This is where I screwed up so I recommend extra caution for other newbies. Only the black part is supposed to come off. Don't be an idiot like me and pry off too much...

    ylimakiminna - Reply

    Yea I messed up there too. Is there a way to fix it?

    Alethia Henry - Reply

    • Separate the front and rear cases.

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    • Using the pointy end of the spudger, gently pry the GPS antenna cable off the wireless card.

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    • Using the pointy end of a spudger, gently pry the GPS antenna cable off of the motherboard.

    • Deroute the GPS antenna cable out of the casing and remove it.

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Conclusion

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

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