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Opened my Prime! - GPS, WIFI Discussion on hardware mods and fixes. Light Bleed Fixed

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2nd February 2012, 12:32 AM   |  #81  
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Yup this could be real bad for Asus
I cant even image how big your grin will be if the pogos turn out to be the weak link.... I hope your pogo theory is correct and Asus can rectify the WiFi/GPS problems.

I know right..lol. bit seriously this not about trying to dissaprove the backplate being a factor. As I've been accepted the fact that a metal backplate can affect or hinder wireless performance. MY whole thing was that other factors could be involved also. That the backplate is not the "Only" reason. Whether it be another piece of hardware or a combo of hardware n software. Some people think I think backplate is not a factor or possible issue. I never said that. I just wanted to dig deeper then the plain obvious reason given. Which Asus never really confirmed themselves. All Asus said was that backplate "Could" be affecting GPS signal. Not that it was "definitely without a doubt" the reason. Plus a backplate issue would be less harmful to Asus vs. Them having to say some pogo pins are the culprit. It would look really bad on Asus that something as small as this wasn't put together properly and would probably force them to recall all primes. As there is no way of telling which ones work well n not. They would have to take them all back n fix them. Easy solution was to comment on backplate as possible issue and take GPS off spec. That way, everything is still moving according to their plan. Its also possible that engineers never caught or thought of this new possible issue and xda is the first to unveil it. Who knows?

One thing I've noticed though is that whenever talks up here in the forum get heated, Asus pushes out an update to try to put people at ease..lol. so expect an update any day now, especially once they catch wind of this thread.
2nd February 2012, 12:33 AM   |  #82  
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Ok here are some pics.

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2nd February 2012, 12:37 AM   |  #83  
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amazing! what are your thoughts?
2nd February 2012, 12:38 AM   |  #84  
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The pogo pins seems to be long enough to make contact. Where is the GPS?
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No to truely test back plate theory pogo pins need bypassing & prime closed up , because if my understanding of teardown pics corrrect once cracked open you are breaking contacts with pogo pins/antenna. So getting same signal with prime open ( contacts to antenna broken) then it could be argued that it proves just as much that back of case is indeed the problem

You right...I meant to edit post n say that after thinking about it. But if back opened with contacts broken from backplate then it technically shouldn't be getting a signal at all..lol we do have two antennas though. I wonder if those contacts are to just try to strengthen signal vs.need those connections to work. Cuz its seeming wireless still works with connections broken. Very weird. Asus might have something else going on in there that we haven't seen or heard about yet. So it is a good question to ask Why is wireless still working n picking up signals although the connection is broken from the patch? Meaning pins not even touching contact patches yet wireless still working.
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Another idea would be to for an extreme antena would be to desoder the connections to the headphone jack then put a small wire from the wifi antenna to the headphone jack and sorry it lol then you can make a custom antenna with a standard 3.5mm connector lmfao!

Do it!

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One thing I've noticed though is that whenever talks up here in the forum get heated, Asus pushes out an update to try to put people at ease..lol. so expect an update any day now, especially once they catch wind of this thread.

Well, last week I was told that there was an update planned for early February......By Technical Product Manager
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Maybe they will surprise us with the unlock tool

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Thanks for the pics! I salute you for going "all in" as others before you didn't have the balls!

Good luck finding a fix.

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