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04-01-2011, 06:51 PM #1iphone 3G damaged wifi connector? glue it?
i gave my iphone 3G to a friend for repair purposes
well he put my phone back together after he was done testing some things on his phone by taking my parts
well i opened it up to change the housing and saw that the wifi antenna was not plugged into the motherboard..i looked closer and the motherboard connection was damaged and the plug would not click in
well now im putting the phone back together on a new housing and ordered a new wifi antenna
is it possible to just glue the antenna to the motherboard so it would sit in and not keep poping out?
FYI the wifi was working even when the antenna flex was not plugged into the mainboard properly
any help is much appreciated
Last edited by Mrdabbas; 04-01-2011 at 06:54 PM.
04-02-2011, 04:33 PM #2
I would carefully tape it down, placing a thin band of tape over the top of the ribbon connector. Being very careful not to damage or stick the tape on anything that could be damaged now or if the tape moves, or in the future when you might remove the tape. Also this problem is repairable. The top ribbon cable 6 is replaceable. And the pop-off connector piece I believe is soldered to the Logic Board and are sold on the net. It seems to be an easy solder job for an experieced person.
For me I would carefully use tape for now.
04-02-2011, 09:34 PM #3
Thanks m8 I'll try that
04-03-2011, 06:48 PM #4
04-07-2011, 12:41 PM #5
Hi Mrdabbas. did you get a chance to try and was the fix succeful? I ran into the same issue like you stated and was wondering what to do. Where do you put the glue? Use it as the bouble stick or, as m8 suggested, just tape it down from the top?
Thanks you both and appreciate your help.
Last edited by dcgao2004; 04-07-2011 at 12:44 PM. Reason: clean typos
04-19-2011, 10:22 PM #6Wifi Flex repair with Glue (3M double stick tape)
04-20-2011, 01:46 PM #7