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Recognizing & Disconnecting Cable Connectors

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Coaxial connectors like these—also called antenna, U.FL, or IPEX connectors—have a metal head that snaps over a circular socket on the board. These connectors come in varying sizes and are often used to connect antenna cables.

To disconnect the cable, slide a thin, ESD-safe pry tool or tweezers under the metal neck of the connector and lift straight up from the board.

Reconnecting these can be tricky. Use tweezers to hold the connector in place over its socket and gently press down with a spudger—the connector should "snap" into place. If you're having trouble, reposition the head and try again.

Don't try to force the connector into place or you may damage it.

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