Introduction

In this guide you will have to remove the back cover of the device to locate and replace the FM antenna.

Because this task requires the use of a soldering iron, prior experience with soldering/desoldering will be beneficial.

Image 1/1: You will hear a ''snapping'' sound as the cover is separated from the body of the device.
  • Wedge the plastic opening tool between the back cover of the device and the front panel.

  • You will hear a snapping sound as the cover is separated from the body of the device.

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Image 1/1: Again, you will hear a ''snapping'' sound as the cover is separated from the body of the device.
  • Slide the opening tool along the seam between the front panel and the back cover to un-clip the remaining connections around the device.

  • Again, you will hear a snapping sound as the cover is separated from the body of the device.

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  • Lift the back cover from the body of the device to expose the internal components.

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Image 1/3: The battery is secured to the back panel with tape and glue. Image 2/3: Peel back the tape around the battery and discard it. Image 3/3: Tear through the adhesive holding the battery by using the spudger tool.
  • Remove the Battery

    • The battery is secured to the back panel with tape and glue.

    • Peel back the tape around the battery and discard it.

    • Tear through the adhesive holding the battery by using the spudger tool.

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Image 1/3: The Battery has two wires connected to the motherboard (one black and one red). Image 2/3: If you're unfamiliar with soldering or desoldering check out  [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+To+Solder+and+Desolder+Connections/750|this guide]. Image 3/3: Be sure to wear protective eye wear. The soldering iron will become extremely hot and a potential danger, so make sure you are aware of your surroundings.
  • Desolder the 2 Battery Wires

    • The Battery has two wires connected to the motherboard (one black and one red).

    • If you're unfamiliar with soldering or desoldering check out this guide.

    • Be sure to wear protective eye wear. The soldering iron will become extremely hot and a potential danger, so make sure you are aware of your surroundings.

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Image 1/2: If you're unfamiliar with soldering or desoldering check out  [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+To+Solder+and+Desolder+Connections/750|this guide]. Image 2/2: Be sure to wear protective eye wear. The soldering iron will become extremely hot and a potential danger, so be aware of your surroundings.
  • Use a soldering iron to desolder the region circled in red.

  • If you're unfamiliar with soldering or desoldering check out this guide.

  • Be sure to wear protective eye wear. The soldering iron will become extremely hot and a potential danger, so be aware of your surroundings.

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  • Desolder the FM antenna from the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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