Needing instructions for disconnecting two small antenna like wires between the monitor and LCD monitor of Acer Aspire 3690

Hi Everyone;

          I am in the process of disassembling an Acer Aspire 3690 laptop using the instructions given within a link from a previously closed post.  At this point, I am unclear on how to detach what appears to be two antenna like wires, one white and one black, which exist between the LCD monitor and the main board of the laptop.  I was able to successfully disconnect the LCD cable, but, not the two wires mentioned.  

            Any help regarding the proper procedure for doing this will be appreciated.  

           Thank you.

           George
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arixsinCommented:
Wireless antenna wires are connected to the main board using a VERY small male and female socket.  The wires pull off, but BE GENTLE!  Afterwards, they just push back on.  The 2 wires are for wireless, and they should be labeld as MAIN and AUX.

Here is a picture of the wireless card without cables attached.
http://www.laptoprepair101.com/wp-images/wi-fi-card/laptop-wireless-card.jpg

Here is what a card looks like with the wires attached.
http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba_Satellite_M65/big/Toshiba_Satellite_M65_04.jpg

I hope that helps.
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi There;

         Thank you for your quick replies.  Even though one end of these two wires is connected to the monitor and the other to the main board, these cables are still used for the wireless card to pick up on a signal to get onto a network and then the internet?  Secondly, when I pull out these wires, do I do this from the board end or the LCD monitor end?  And, finally, does the LCD cable between the main board and the LCD monitor give the picture seen on the screen?  I assume the LCD cable interfaces the onboard video card to the monitor, but, I am not sure.

         Any further feedback will be appreciated.

         Thank you

         George
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi There;

          Just two more things as followups for clarification.  I assume the chip with the labels MAIN and AUX is the WiFi card.  By the way, what is the difference between the MAIN and AUX connections?

           Thanks

           George
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arixsinCommented:
Yes, that is the wifi card. Typically, the card will use the antenna with the strongest signal.  It is called Antenna Diversity. And yes, it is important that the right wire go to the right plug.  Not all, but many cards will give you poor performance if you get it wrong.
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi There;

         Thank you so much for clarifying this for me.  I am still not exactly clear on how to disconnect this antennae.  I assume I leave the end connected to the monitor alone and simply disconnect the two antennaes connected to MAIN and AUX.  Would that be the proper procedure to carry out?

          George
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PUNKYCommented:
Yes, disconnect 2 connections on wifi board and if the wires have no mark, you should use some tape and write Main and Auz for later reconnect them correctly.
The connections are simple, just pop them up for disconnect and snap them back when connecting.
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arixsinCommented:
How did you make out? Any more questions?
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi Everyone;

          Thanks so much for the help on this one.  Using the information presented here, I was able to successfully and carefully remove the two antennae wires.  To be honest, I was surprised how easy it was.  Punky was right in that the each of the two connections to the WiFi card simply popped up to disconnect.  After disconnecting the wires, I was able to gently pull it out of the laptop and lay the LCD montitor aside.

           Many thanks once again for the explaining exactly what I was dealing with arixsin along with the useful links.  And, thanks Punky for telling me exactly what I needed to remove the wires.  

           In conclusion, I must say I gathered much knowledge from this one technical experience.

           Thanks again.

            George
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