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Rpi zero w wifi antenna broken

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:53 am
by JamesPi123
Hi there, my raspberry pi zero w's wifi antenna is broken
Image attached. What can i do and will it work?

(it is the one circled in yellow)
PI-Zero-W-Ground-Plane.jpg
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Re: Rpi zero w wifi antenna broken

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:30 am
by kflmiami420
get one of each

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Angle-USB-2-0- ... Sw-llcwVlR

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Home-Wireless- ... Sw3UlczS1e

that will fix your 14 dollar pi zero w

Re: Rpi zero w wifi antenna broken

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:37 am
by Imperf3kt
kflmiami420 wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:30 am
get one of each

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Angle-USB-2-0- ... Sw-llcwVlR

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Home-Wireless- ... Sw3UlczS1e

that will fix your 14 dollar pi zero w
But then how do you plug in a mouse? The USB port only supports a single device. Adding more requires use of a hub, not s power splitting device.

Re: Rpi zero w wifi antenna broken

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:32 am
by PhatFil
search utube.. i am sure i have seen a pi-0-w mod placing a wifi aerial connector (tiny snap on type as found on lappy pcie cards..) on the 3 x solderpads visible in ypur pic at circa 2 o'clock above the screen printed 'usb'.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KonrpeVRRjc

it was easy to find.. ;)

Ive not done this myself so cant guarantee it will work..

Re: Rpi zero w wifi antenna broken

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:29 am
by Imperf3kt
It works, just don't get caught as it breaks FCC certification and is thus illegal / not allowed to be discussed here.

Re: Rpi zero w wifi antenna broken

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:28 am
by JamesPi123
Imperf3kt wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:29 am
It works, just don't get caught as it breaks FCC certification and is thus illegal / not allowed to be discussed here.
ok, thanks *says discreetly to avoid acma turning up at the front door*

Re: Rpi zero w wifi antenna broken

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:20 am
by kflmiami420
you will need this one as well for your mouse https://www.ebay.com/itm/Micro-USB-Male ... SwUQxc7zso