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NardoDan2550
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Connecting a wireless card antenna wires.

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What are some of the basic steps to reconnect a wireless card's antenna wires?

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

Watch this video...it's for a notebook PC, but you would attach the antenna wires the same way on any PC--notebook or desktop.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkEvKwVrAxA

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Thanks, but I tried for way too much time and haven't gotten it done right.

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You're very welcome.

 

Check to make sure you didn't bend in any of the sections of the 'cup' while trying to attach the wire.

 

I know it is not always easy to do.  Tiny connectors and big fingers.

 

It is one of my most hated projects.

 

The guy's video says it all. 

 

Align the connector over the terminal and push down so the connector speads and snaps over the wifi card terminal.

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I had to back off of trying to get it connected for a while because it was kind of frustrating but I asked a pc repair tech who showed me what the problem is.
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Did you try with the card out? You can then put a finger behind the card & when you push on the cup don;t actually just push down but use a forward motion on it. I got it in a few tries...

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Great idea on connecting them before you install the card. There's usually just enough room to do that. It gives you a better view of what you are doing.

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My apology for such a late reply but the the screws head for the screwdriver is stripped and the connectors for the wires are damaged. I bought another but the screws were not included and an over the phone estimate from one of the HP support locations near me said $80 to $100, but now I may have to buy another USB wireless antenna.

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I've had problems with Japanese screws. Not that they're metric, but they use a Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) screw head and I stripped some screw heads on laptops and amateur radio equipment until I learned that they're not Phillips heads though they look like it. Get one of these and your stripped screw heads might still have enough grip left in them for this to work:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Bessel-Vessel-Difference-Screwdrivers-No-220w-3/dp/B00E55DL4I/ref=sr_1_6

 

Donald

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Thanks.

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