BlackBerry PlayBook teardown

BlackBerry PlayBook Teardown: Removing the antenna PCB screws

Three of the BlackBerry PlayBook's antenna wires are attached to small PCBs located at the device's corners. As the antenna wires appeared to be attached to the battery assembly with adhesive, I decided to remove them along with the assembly. Each of the small antenna PCBs is held in place with a Phillips screw.

Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic
Caption by: Bill Detwiler


Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

Free Newsletters, In your Inbox