iFixit teardown...help me identify this partGeneral


  1. WoodrowB

    WoodrowB Active Member


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  2. xliderider

    xliderider Well-Known Member

    That looks like the connector for an external antenna. A lot of phones have one.
  3. binary visions

    binary visions Well-Known Member

    Very likely an external antenna connector. Many phones have them.

    edit: jeez, these two posts are ridiculously similar.
  4. trophynuts

    trophynuts Well-Known Member

    that is the flux capacitor


    ...lol jk

    side note.

    I Fix it did verify that the battery has the NFC antenna built into it. so if you buy an extra battery you need to make sure it is compatible.
  5. xliderider

    xliderider Well-Known Member

  6. xliderider

    xliderider Well-Known Member

    Hmm, so that's why it says "Near Field Communication" on the upper left corner of the Samsung battery in the pic? ;)
  7. trophynuts

    trophynuts Well-Known Member

    yes but i asked if that actually meant if the battery had anything to do with NFC about two months ago when we first got images of the battery. No one thought it did. Now we know that it actually does.
  8. kam187

    kam187 Well-Known Member

    Yep 100% an antenna connector. Are you trying to replace it or just curious what it is?
  9. WoodrowB

    WoodrowB Active Member

    I was just curious what it was. Since it looked like a smaller coax connection, I thought it was something like that, but I had never seen one on a smartphone.

    I guess I should pay closer attention to the tear-downs.

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