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Antenna broke and I replaced it

The antenna on my VX8100 broke, so I put a new one on. I'm still not getting a strong signal, though. Other than screwing in the new one, what should I do with the antenna?

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    I dropped my samsung Sgh-a707 and now I get no signal. The front screen is broke but everything else is working - but useless because of now signal. Help.



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If your not sure what to do at this point you probably should stop right here, however if your bold enough to try this, remove the back cover, I believe there are 6 (six) screws in total, there is also a small metal contact that touches the main circuit board on the back side, that also connects to the antenna, most often a springy piece of gold plated metal attached to a solid threaded nut, where the antenna is attached that fits snugly into the back cover of the phone when the cover is installed the nut is secured and won't fall out. This contact could be on the nut or on the main board if you bent it out a bit to make better contact, you will most likely fix your phone. Cheers!

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