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    Unhappy Destroyed my WiFi antenna cable connector

    I managed to jam up the SIM tray mechanism in my iphone while messing around with a NextSIM, so that the SIM tray would not insert all the way into the phone.

    Decided to take the phone apart to fix it. Fixing the SIM tray tuned out to be easy - there's a small locking pin at the bottom of the SIM slot that had gotten out of position.

    Unfortunately when I was disconnecting the antenna cables, I screwed up. While unplugging the antenna cable I managed to not unplug the cable but rather snap the entire surface mounted cable connector off the board - no thanks to that lovely glue that Apple covers everything with.



    Since the contacts are so tiny it looks extremely difficult to solder the connector back on. The real bummer is that this is an OTB 1.0.0 phone, fully unlocked, now rendered pretty useless without WiFi. Don't ask me why I was putting a NextSIM in it



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    Sounds like u were having a play!! Of course none of us ever do that!!!

    Soldering this yourself is a recipe for disaster. I suggest finding a pro.

    Good luck.

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    The same thing happened to me. You have to open the metal cover from the motherboard. Find the trace that goes from the connector to the board, scratch it. Put some solder on it. Now cut your antenna wire, you'll see the yellow wire inside. Just clean it and solder it to the trace an glue it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adichek View Post
    The same thing happened to me. You have to open the metal cover from the motherboard. Find the trace that goes from the connector to the board, scratch it. Put some solder on it. Now cut your antenna wire, you'll see the yellow wire inside. Just clean it and solder it to the trace an glue it.
    where does the trace lead? i cant find where it goes?

    also, where does the actual antenna (not wifi) lead to? i need somewhere to solder that to as well

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    sorry for butting in but speaking of antenna cables i took my iphone apart because the touch panel is broken on it and in the process i acidentally pulled the antenna cable from where it connects to the mother board i think it is the wifi cable anyway just wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to fix it!


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    solder it back on.
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    is it enough to just solder the yellow cable?
    what about the other wires??
    (i destroyed the cable to the gsm antenna)
    sorry for posting in this old thread.

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    pls help me!
    I need to sell the iphone, i have no money to pay the rent

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    Hello,

    The answer is "YES", it is enough to just solder the yellow cable. I had the same problem on my Iphone 2G 16 GB and I solved it in this way.
    However, you can test this before closing the lid phone.

    Good luck.

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    Default Bump(kinda)

    so with this theory you could just solder the bottom of the board connector onto the board contacts but make it into one large pad like connector?


 

 
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