In Search of a Wi-Fi Antenna

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Jabari, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. Jabari

    Jabari Member

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    1) Lost iPod Touch outside on a stranger's lawn.
    2) Rain.
    3) Found iPod.
    4) Took back panel off, began to disassemble, put back together.
    5) Lost Wi-Fi antenna (circled in red HERE).
    6) Rice. Lots of rice. For about a week.
    7) Reassembled, plugged in.
    8) IT WORKS!
    9) Cried about the lack of internet connectivity.

    Does anybody have just the antenna part (from a no longer functional iPod, for example) for a first generation iPod Touch?

    I already contacted the folks over at iFixit, and they don't have the part.

    I would pay you for the antenna, including shipping, way more than it's worth.
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    sjleworthy New Member

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  3. Jabari

    Jabari Member

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    Thanks for the reply.
    I would definitely make one of my own, but what material should I make it out of?

    I'm not willing to pay more than $20; the Wi-Fi works without it (just not as well). Thanks for the link, I'll go check those out.
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    antennas are usually pieces of metal created to gather electromagnetic waves... maybe try using aluminum foil that touches the main antenna receiver thing?
  5. Jabari

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    I'll give that a shot, see if it helps at all. Thanks for the input.

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