Introduction

By following this guide one is able to access the antenna of the Skypad Skytex Alpha 2 tablet in two steps. These steps include removing any metallic tape that holds the antenna and removing soldered connections.

Power off the tablet.
  • Power off the tablet.

  • Unplug the tablet from the power source if it is connected.

Remove the (4) 3.5mm screws using a phillips #000 screwdriver. Remove the (4) 3.5mm screws using a phillips #000 screwdriver.
  • Remove the (4) 3.5mm screws using a phillips #000 screwdriver.

Use the plastic opening tool to work your way around the tablet, releasing the back case from the tabs.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to work your way around the tablet, releasing the back case from the tabs.

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Release the back case from the rest of the tablet with your hand.
  • Release the back case from the rest of the tablet with your hand.

  • Do not pry the case too hard; doing so can damage the tablet.

Remove the metallic electrical tape, just enough, to allow the antenna to hang freely.
  • Remove the metallic electrical tape, just enough, to allow the antenna to hang freely.

  • Remove all black and yellow tape, if necessary, on the motherboard.

Remove the soldered connections to separate the antenna wire from the motherboard.
  • Remove the soldered connections to separate the antenna wire from the motherboard.

  • The antenna wire will be connected to the motherboard with 2 connections, so be sure to remove both with the soldering iron.

  • Follow the link below for further soldering information: How To Solder and Desolder Connections.

  • Soldering irons require a large amount of heat; use caution when performing this step. Excessive heat can damage parts of your device; do not leave the soldering iron on connections for extended periods of time.

Remove the antenna from the tablet using a pair of tweezers.
  • Remove the antenna from the tablet using a pair of tweezers.

  • The antenna is actually fastened inside the back case of the tablet, pull gently to free it from the adhesive.

Conclusion

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

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