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Changes to Apple AirPort Extreme Model A1143 Wi-Fi Antenna Replacement Introduction

Edit by Daniel Sutyak

Edit approved by Daniel Sutyak

[ ]The three WiFi antenna are very fragile and sensitive. Be very careful when removing and replacing them, as touching the replacement antenna can cause them to not function at peak efficiency. The old antenna do not require the same care, though you should avoid bending or forcing to remove the antenna because they could snap and ruin the device. Also be careful with the metal attached to the antenna can bend and cause the metal casing to not fit back together with the other pieces.


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