Introduction

This is a guide to help replace the FM/AM antenna for the iLive IKBC384S.

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  • Make sure you remove all seven 3 mm screws before proceeding to the next step.

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  • Use iOpener or heat gun on all sides except the front.

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Image 1/2: The top of the device will be very difficult to remove because of the adhesive holding it together. Image 2/2: The top of the device will be very difficult to remove because of the adhesive holding it together.
  • Be cautious when taking the top of the device off there may still be some adhesive stuck to device.

  • The top of the device will be very difficult to remove because of the adhesive holding it together.

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  • Remove all four screws(13.5 mm in length) that are securing the disk drive.

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Image 1/2: Also, disconnect the two power connectors from the motherboard. Image 2/2: Once you have removed the ribbon cables and two connectors on the motherboard the disk drive can be removed.
  • Unplug the ribbon cable connected to the motherboard that stems from the disc drive.

  • Also, disconnect the two power connectors from the motherboard.

  • Once you have removed the ribbon cables and two connectors on the motherboard the disk drive can be removed.

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  • After removing the top of the device, locate the screws on the motherboard. Gently unscrew all four of the 3.5mm screws on the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Check out [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+To+Solder+and+Desolder+Connections/750|this awesome guide] for soldering and desoldering tips. Image 2/2: Check out [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+To+Solder+and+Desolder+Connections/750|this awesome guide] for soldering and desoldering tips.
  • Desolder the antenna at the contact point.

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  • Place iOpener on antenna for approximately 5 minutes

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Image 1/1: The antenna will be glued down all the way around the radio
  • Lift up and remove all of the antenna.

  • The antenna will be glued down all the way around the radio

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Conclusion

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

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