Introduction

If the base station is sending out a poor signal, an antenna may need to be replaced.

Pièces

Aucune pièce nécessaire.

First start by peeling off the outer rubbery covering on the bottom of the device.
  • First start by peeling off the outer rubbery covering on the bottom of the device.

  • CAUTION: This part is very fragile, so it is recommended that a blow dryer is used on the covering to heat it up. Simply blow dry the covering while slowly peeling it away, and the covering will not tear.

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After removing the rubber covering, unscrew the five 4.9mm Phillips screws in the holes of the plastic casing.
  • After removing the rubber covering, unscrew the five 4.9mm Phillips screws in the holes of the plastic casing.

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  • After unscrewing all five screws, remove the plastic casing. The back should now look like the picture shown.

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  • The inner metal casing is latched inside the outer white plastic shell, so insert a pry tool underneath the metal casing and pry it apart from the shell.

  • It should make a click when it comes apart.

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  • Remove the outer casing.

  • The exposed logic board should look like this.

Remove the 3 connectors from the logic board to the antennas before removing the logic board from the metal surround.

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  • Remove the metal casing by gently prying the logic board away with you hands.

  • This should be pretty easy, you already removed the screws holding these pieces together.

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  • Turn the device so that the antenna to be replaced is facing you.

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  • Caution: Be careful not to bend the metal strip that the antenna is attached to. This may cause problems during reassembly and use.

  • Using the screwdriver, unscrew the 2.5mm Phillips screw on the antenna.

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  • Turn the device over so that the antenna with the screw removed is still facing you.

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  • Carefully peel back the metallic silver tape covering the cable of the antenna to be removed.

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  • Carefully peel back the clear yellow tape covering the cable of the antenna to be removed.

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  • Remove the antenna.

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Conclusion

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

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Where do you get a new antenna from?

jimholewka - Réponse

That's my question too. Where do we get a new antenna and wifi card to correct a poor signal?

jonathan - Réponse

How will I receive an answer? jonathan@baylis.ca

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