1. YoBKC's Avatar
    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.I broke something i shouldn't have-ifixit_nexus7.jpg
    05-17-2014 11:45 AM
  2. zedorda's Avatar
    Sorry that sucks bud. At least its not an expensive mistake.
    05-17-2014 11:52 AM
  3. YoBKC's Avatar
    How do i fix it?
    05-17-2014 11:56 AM
  4. YoBKC's Avatar
    Update: I've come to realize that it's the WiFi antenna ( 14007-00531200 )
    05-17-2014 01:41 PM
  5. zedorda's Avatar
    For me the fix would be replacing the whole unit.
    05-17-2014 09:19 PM
  6. Shilohcane's Avatar
    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.
    05-17-2014 09:35 PM
  7. YoBKC's Avatar
    Thankfully i still have those two prongs.
    05-18-2014 02:32 AM

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