Introduction

If you are having poor Wi-Fi connection, or the Wi-Fi is not connecting at all, then replace the the Wi-Fi antennae. This guide will show the procedure to replace this component.

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  • Remove the rubber from the bottom of the speaker, use a medium blue plastic spudger to gently work its way under the rubber and slowly peel off for each of the three feet. The order does not matter.

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Image 1/2: Once the screws come off, keep them safely off to the side. Image 2/2: Once the screws come off, keep them safely off to the side.
  • Remove the six 11 mm Philips #1 screws found underneath the foam to remove the steel outer metal frame.

  • Once the screws come off, keep them safely off to the side.

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  • Remove the metal frame gently and set aside.

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  • Remove the two remaining 11 mm Philips #1 screws holding the base and set them aside.

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Image 1/3: Disconnect the white bundled cable connector attached to the charging node using a spudger. The base of the speaker is now free to be removed. Image 2/3: Disconnect the white bundled cable connector attached to the charging node using a spudger. The base of the speaker is now free to be removed. Image 3/3: Disconnect the white bundled cable connector attached to the charging node using a spudger. The base of the speaker is now free to be removed.
  • Lift the base up gently keeping in mind that the base is connected with wires to internal parts of the speaker.

  • Disconnect the white bundled cable connector attached to the charging node using a spudger. The base of the speaker is now free to be removed.

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Image 1/3: Pry the battery off using the plastic spudger. Image 2/3: Pry the battery off using the plastic spudger. Image 3/3: Pry the battery off using the plastic spudger.
  • Remove the white power cable connector that connects the charging node to the battery, using the plastic spudger.

  • Pry the battery off using the plastic spudger.

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  • Pry off the mesh frame from the back side of the speaker with a plastic spudger until you hear a click noise when the clip is removed.

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  • Use a plastic spudger to remove the rubber grommets from the four corners of the speaker underneath the mesh frame.

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  • Remove the four 11 mm Philips #1 screws from beneath the rubber grommet that was removed from the previous step in all four corners.

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Image 1/3: Do not pull the two pieces since the two pieces are held together with the ribbon cable. Image 2/3: Do not pull the two pieces since the two pieces are held together with the ribbon cable. Image 3/3: Do not pull the two pieces since the two pieces are held together with the ribbon cable.
  • Separate the mesh frame and plastic frame by placing the spudger in between them.

  • Do not pull the two pieces since the two pieces are held together with the ribbon cable.

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Image 1/3: The black locking clip will only move about 2mm out. Image 2/3: The black locking clip will only move about 2mm out. Image 3/3: The black locking clip will only move about 2mm out.
  • Remove the ribbon cable by pulling the black clip towards the cable, then gently pull the ribbon cable to fully separate the mesh frame and plastic frame.

  • The black locking clip will only move about 2mm out.

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Image 1/3: The black locking clip will only move about 2mm out. Image 2/3: The black locking clip will only move about 2mm out. Image 3/3: The black locking clip will only move about 2mm out.
  • Remove the second ribbon cable that is connected to the main circuit board and the WiFi adapter.

  • The black locking clip will only move about 2mm out.

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  • Unscrew the five 11 mm Philips #1 screws found on the outside of the circuit board.

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  • Lift the circuit board to expose the wifi antenna wire.

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  • Pry the glue and unclip the wifi antenna plug from the circuit board.

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  • Remove the wifi antenna from the side of the speaker by sliding it upward with a plastic spudger.

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Conclusion

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

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