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[Q] Phone damage - GPS

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By dieselboy, Senior Member on 19th May 2014, 03:36 AM
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Just looking for some info that I Can't find doing searches.

My note 3 was thrown at a wall. The main impact was the upper right corner, near the front facing camera. The frame was bent and the front screen was shattered entirely. The screen did not even light up at all when turned on.

I've had the front screen / case replaced. The phone now looks as good as new but the following two things do not work:
- front camera (it works but its blurred. Repair guy said it was shattered)
- GPS (cannot get a lock at all, not even sure if its being detected or what)

I have a new front camera coming in the mail (less than $10), but where is the GPS? I know it's located around the impact area, but what are my options / what could it be? The repair shop said the board looks ok, but I only found out the GPS wasn't working when I was trying to use navigation on the way home.
Can I replace the GPS antenna? If so what is the part called as I cannot find it anywhere.

I am hoping that the repair shop didn't seat a ribbon cable or something but I know this is probably unlikely and that the GPS is broke. If this is the case, what can I do to fix it?

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