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    Default I broke something i shouldn't have

    So yesterday i accidentally knocked out two tiny, golden pieces of metal inside my tablet, opposite to the port where the battery goes in. I have attached a photo indicating in white text what i broke. Now, my device functions properly but it won't connect to WiFi, it will detect signals but won't connect to any.Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: I broke something i shouldn't have

    Sorry that sucks bud. At least its not an expensive mistake.
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    How do i fix it?
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    Update: I've come to realize that it's the WiFi antenna ( 14007-00531200 )
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    For me the fix would be replacing the whole unit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YoBKC View Post
    How do i fix it?
    Soldering iron kit with electric flux core solder. If you lost the two gold pieces then uses bare copper wire cut to the same length. Practice some with the iron since it's more of a art form than it looks. YouTube should have some videos for training. You will also need a long needle nose pliers to place the gold or copper wire into the hole with hot solder on the end. With some solder on the end of the gold or wire then touch the iron to the top of gold or wire to heat the solder on the other end. Don't over heat the wire too long.
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    Thankfully i still have those two prongs.

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