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Thanks guys for all the info! I've successfully fixed the wifi and now i've got good signal for both 2.4 and 5ghz aswell as bluetooth!

I did it by cutting the coaxial wires and then isolating the shielding and signal lead by cutting the shielding short of the center wire, and then doing the same for a brand new 0.81mm coaxial wire (with a pre-attached connector) and joining the two pieces in a Y-shape by soldering signal to signal and shielding to shielding before heatshrink-insulating the joint(s). <-- Note that you must have ultra-thin heatshrink, i used 1mm heatshrink tubes.

Doing this myself for all three broken connections helped me save quite a bit on repair costs. A reputable repair shop around here (Beijing) gave me an estimate of 60-70 USD (equated), whereas my fix cost me a total of less than 9 USD (equated, including shipping costs).

(EDIT) I guess the estimated repair price is high due to the semi-high possibility of the screen cracking during the bezel removal process required when changing the iSight+Antenna module, so it makes sense I guess.

I used:

- Soldering Iron

- Leaded Solder

- 1mm Heatshrink

- Small Wire Stripper (small scissors will do too)

- 0.81mm IPEX Coaxial wires with pre-crimped connectors (getting the ones crimped on both ends gives you more tries per each wire).

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Edit by: Dan (vote details) ,

Text:

Thanks guys for all the info! I've successfully fixed the wifi and now i've got good signal for both 2.4 and 5ghz aswell as bluetooth!

I did it by cutting the coaxial wires and then isolating the shielding and signal lead by cutting the shielding short of the center wire, and then doing the same for a brand new 0.81mm coaxial wire (with a pre-attached connector) and joining the two pieces in a Y-shape by soldering signal to signal and shielding to shielding before heatshrink-insulating the joint(s). <-- Note that you must have ultra-thin heatshrink, i used 1mm heatshrink tubes.

Doing this myself for all three broken connections helped me save quite a bit on repair costs. A reputable repair shop around here (Beijing) gave me an estimate of 60-70 USD (equated), whereas my fix cost me a total of less than 9 USD (equated, including shipping costs).

(EDIT) I guess the estimated repair price is high due to the semi-high possibility of the screen cracking during the bezel removal process required when changing the iSight+Antenna module, so it makes sense I guess.

I used:

- Soldering Iron

- Leaded Solder

- 1mm Heatshrink

- Small Wire Stripper (small scissors will do too)

- 0.81mm IPEX Coaxial wires with pre-crimped connectors (getting the ones crimped on both ends gives you more tries per each wire).

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Edit by: Dan (vote details) ,

Text:

Thanks guys for all the info! I've successfully fixed the wifi and now i've got good signal for both 2.4 and 5ghz aswell as bluetooth!

I did it by cutting the coaxial wires and then isolating the shielding and signal lead by cutting the shielding short of the center wire, and then doing the same for a brand new 0.81mm coaxial wire (with a pre-attached connector) and joining the two pieces in a Y-shape by soldering signal to signal and shielding to shielding before heatshrink-insulating the joint(s). <-- Note that you must have ultra-thin heatshrink, i used 1mm heatshrink tubes.

Doing this myself for all three broken connections helped me save quite a bit on repair costs. A reputable repair shop around here (Beijing) gave me an estimate of 60-70 USD (equated), whereas my fix cost me a total of less than 9 USD (equated, including shipping costs).

(EDIT) I guess the estimated repair price is high due to the semi-high possibility of the screen cracking during the bezel removal process required when changing the iSight+Antenna module, so it makes sense I guess.

I used:

- Soldering Iron

- Leaded Solder

- 1mm Heatshrink

- Small Wire Stripper (small scissors will do too)

- 0.81mm IPEX Coaxial wires with pre-crimped connectors (getting the ones crimped on both ends gives you more tries per each wire).

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Edit by: iRobot ,

Text:

Thanks guys for all the info! I've successfully fixed the wifi and now i've got good signal for both 2.4 and 5ghz aswell as bluetooth!

I did it by cutting the coaxial wires and then isolating the shielding and signal lead by cutting the shielding short of the center wire, and then doing the same for a brand new 0.81mm coaxial wire (with a pre-attached connector) and joining the two pieces in a Y-shape by soldering signal to signal and shielding to shielding before heatshrink-insulating the joint(s). <-- Note that you must have ultra-thin heatshrink, i used 1mm heatshrink tubes.

Doing this myself for all three broken connections helped me save quite a bit on repair costs. A reputable repair shop around here (Beijing) gave me an estimate of 60-70 USD (equated), whereas my fix cost me a total of less than 9 USD (equated, including shipping costs).

(EDIT) I guess the estimated repair price is high due to the semi-high possibility of the screen cracking during the bezel removal process required when changing the iSight+Antenna module, so it makes sense I guess.

I used:

- Soldering Iron

- Leaded Solder

- 1mm Heatshrink

- Small Wire Stripper (small scissors will do too)

- 0.81mm IPEX Coaxial wires with pre-crimped connectors (getting the ones crimped on both ends gives you more tries per each wire).

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Edit by: samuelhe8 ,

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Thanks guys for all the info! I've successfully fixed the wifi and now i've got good signal for both 2.4 and 5ghz aswell as bluetooth!
 
I did it by cutting the coaxial wires and then isolating the shielding and signal lead by cutting the shielding short of the center wire, and then doing the same for a brand new 0.81mm coaxial wire (with a pre-attached connector) and joining the two pieces in a Y-shape by soldering signal to signal and shielding to shielding before heatshrink-insulating the joint(s). <-- Note that you must have ultra-thin heatshrink, i used 1mm heatshrink tubes.
 
Doing this myself for all three broken connections helped me save quite a bit on repair costs. A reputable repair shop around here (Beijing) gave me an estimate of 60-70 USD (equated), whereas my fix cost me a total of less than 9 USD (equated). equated, including shipping costs).
Doing this myself for all three broken connections helped me save quite a bit on repair costs. A reputable repair shop around here (Beijing) gave me an estimate of 60-70 USD (equated), whereas my fix cost me a total of less than 9 USD (equated). equated, including shipping costs).
(EDIT) I guess the estimated repair price is high due to the semi-high possibility of the screen cracking during the bezel removal process required when changing the iSight+Antenna module, so it makes sense I guess.
 
I used:
 
- Soldering Iron
 
- Leaded Solder
 
- 1mm Heatshrink
 
- Small Wire Stripper (small scissors will do too)
 
- 0.81mm IPEX Coaxial wires with pre-crimped connectors (getting the ones crimped on both ends gives you more tries per each wire).

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Edit by: samuelhe8 ,

Text:

Thanks guys for all the info! I've successfully fixed the wifi and now i've got good signal for both 2.4 and 5ghz aswell as bluetooth!
 
I did it by cutting the coaxial wires and then isolating the shielding and signal lead by cutting the shielding short of the center wire, and then doing the same for a brand new 0.81mm coaxial wire (with a pre-attached connector) and joining the two pieces in a Y-shape by soldering signal to signal and shielding to shielding before heatshrink-insulating the joint(s). <-- Note that you must have ultra-thin heatshrink, i used 1mm heatshrink tubes.
 
Doing this myself for all three broken connections helped me save quite a bit on repair costs. A reputable repair shop around here (Beijing) gave me an estimate of 60-70 USD (equated), whereas my fix cost me a total of less than 9 USD (equated).
(EDIT) I guess the estimated repair price is high due to the semi-high possibility of the screen cracking during the bezel removal process required when changing the iSight+Antenna module, so it makes sense I guess.
Doing this myself for all three broken connections helped me save quite a bit on repair costs. A reputable repair shop around here (Beijing) gave me an estimate of 60-70 USD (equated), whereas my fix cost me a total of less than 9 USD (equated).
(EDIT) I guess the estimated repair price is high due to the semi-high possibility of the screen cracking during the bezel removal process required when changing the iSight+Antenna module, so it makes sense I guess.
 
I used:
 
- Soldering Iron
 
- Leaded Solder
 
- 1mm Heatshrink
 
- Small Wire Stripper (small scissors will do too)
 
- 0.81mm IPEX Coaxial wires with pre-crimped connectors (getting the ones crimped on both ends gives you more tries per each wire).

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Original post by: samuelhe8 ,

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Thanks guys for all the info! I've successfully fixed the wifi and now i've got good signal for both 2.4 and 5ghz aswell as bluetooth!

I did it by cutting the coaxial wires and then isolating the shielding and signal lead by cutting the shielding short of the center wire, and then doing the same for a brand new 0.81mm coaxial wire (with a pre-attached connector) and joining the two pieces in a Y-shape by soldering signal to signal and shielding to shielding before heatshrink-insulating the joint(s). <-- Note that you must have ultra-thin heatshrink, i used 1mm heatshrink tubes.

Doing this myself for all three broken connections helped me save quite a bit on repair costs. A reputable repair shop around here (Beijing) gave me an estimate of 60-70 USD (equated), whereas my fix cost me a total of less than 9 USD (equated).

I used:

- Soldering Iron

- Leaded Solder

- 1mm Heatshrink

- Small Wire Stripper (small scissors will do too)

- 0.81mm IPEX Coaxial wires with pre-crimped connectors (getting the ones crimped on both ends gives you more tries per each wire).

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