Introduction

The wire that connects the Wi-Fi antenna to the motherboard is a coaxial wire. The coaxial wire consists of a wire insulator(plastic), wire braid shield(middle layer), and center conductor(inner layer) surrounded by an insulator. The connecting points of the coaxial wire to the motherboard are very small and may require a magnifying glass to see clearly.

  1. Locate screws at each corner on the side of the tablet
    • Locate screws at each corner on the side of the tablet

  2. With a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the two 3mm x 1mm retaining screws
    • With a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the two 3mm x 1mm retaining screws

    • Store the screws in a plastic bag or other appropriate container.

  3. Using the plastic opening tool, disengage the securing tabs that are along the two long sides of the tablet, four on each side.
    • Using the plastic opening tool, disengage the securing tabs that are along the two long sides of the tablet, four on each side.

    • Slowly rotate up the side of the tablet opposite from the control buttons.

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  5. Before fully separating the shell halves, observe if the speakers are separated from the shell half
    • Before fully separating the shell halves, observe if the speakers are separated from the shell half

    • If they are, the shell half can be fully separated from the front shell half

    • If the are still in their sockets, gently pry them loose with the plastic opening tool.

  6. Locate soldering points
    • Locate soldering points

  7. Desolder components
    • Desolder components

    • Use a soldering vacuum to remove any excess solder

  8. Using wire strippers or a sharp blade, strip off at least 2mm of wire insulation from each wire.
    • Using wire strippers or a sharp blade, strip off at least 2mm of wire insulation from each wire.

  9. Solder outer wire braid shield to ground point.
    • Solder outer wire braid shield to ground point.

    • Solder center conductor to the antenna point

Conclusion

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

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