After Hours

NOOKcolor Teardown

Wi-Fi antenna cable

With the screw removed and the display and touchscreen controller disconnected, you can begin lifting the PCB away from the NOOKcolor's display assembly. But, don't pull too hard. The Wi-Fi antenna cable is still attached to the assembly. The antenna wire runs under two thin metal plates. You can either disconnect the antenna wire and pull it out from under the plates, or bend the plates up slightly and pull the wire out. I opted for the latter.

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