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Broken antenna contact tab on nexus 7

19th May 2014, 12:59 AM   |  #1  
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I replaced my screen and broken by accident one of the contacts tab (or rather, don't know how I did it, but I managed to "unglue" it) on my nexus 7 for the NFC antenna.

It is no big deal since it is only the NFC (not the wi-fi or bluetooth) byt still an annoyance for me that sometime use it.

Anyone have a solution to repair that (wire, solder another tab, anything ?)
20th May 2014, 11:54 PM   |  #2  
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I had the same problem with the WiFi tabs I broke one of them and that was a bigger problem than nfc. My solution was to create a ball of solder on the connection for the tab and then stick the broken tab onto that ball of solder it took a bit of trial and error to get the height right as the tab will no longer spring. My WiFi now works but not quite as well as it used to. I think its because the impedance of the solder is greater than the bronze tab.

Sent from my Nexus 7
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