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Ainol Novo 7 "Tornados": Taken apart!

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I opened this up to investigate why on earth the WiFi reception is SO SO poor... and it's because there appears to be nothing more than a surface mount jumper acting as the antenna! :-/

For those wishing to open up their Ainol tablets, I would tell you this - it is VERY simple, and not at all scary. Being an electronics guy, I've opened/modified/repaired more devices in my 37 year life than I can even recall, so this kind of thing doesn't phase me - it's just good to use common sense. Simply inserting a thin plastic card (1/2 the thickness of a credit card will do) between the brushed metal frame and the backing "tray" (which is essentially what it is) will release some elegantly simple clips - just work your way slowly around all four edges... then ease the front out.


The ribbon cable for the LCD is VERY thin, Kapton tape colour (dark yellow) DO NOT tear this OR strain it!

That's all. :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157631771546735/

Edited by glossywhite

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Could you find space to attach a wifi antenna? Maybe a one from an old router or wifi card you dont need anymore.

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