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    BlackBerry 9700 antenna location?

    Does anybody know where the antenna is located on the 9700?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclops2269 View Post
    Does anybody know where the antenna is located on the 9700?
    Not sure i will see if i can find out. Why do you ask?

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    I don't even know the answer to this and I can't even find an answer on the net. This is def a good question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tevansny View Post
    Not sure i will see if i can find out. Why do you ask?
    Because I have 2 colored housing (bezel, top cover, bottom cover, battery cover) and noticed that when I replaced my original housing, I lose signal in places that I normally have 3G, so I'm trying to figure out what is causing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kbizzles View Post
    I attached some pics for you hopefully this helps
    Thanks but that's for a Bold 9000 not the 9700

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclops2269 View Post
    Thanks but that's for a Bold 9000 not the 9700
    Interesting sorry about that the site said it was the 9700 I dont own a bold so I had no clue.

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    Is your housing metal? If it is, it will destroy your signal no matter where you are located. Antenna placement is not important as the metal interferes with the signal heavily. I tried a metal battery door and it was a huge mistake

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbone15 View Post
    Is your housing metal? If it is, it will destroy your signal no matter where you are located. Antenna placement is not important as the metal interferes with the signal heavily. I tried a metal battery door and it was a huge mistake
    I have a chrome colored housing and a painted housing (plastic) and give me a loss of signal, where I am right now I have 3G, I changed my housing to the plastic one and within 2 minutes my signal goes to EDGE and if I go downstairs to the cafeteria, I get no signal but with the original housing I'm always on 3G.

    I can't figure out why.

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    Still looking

    Anybody have any luck finding out where the antenna is located?

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    No Luck at all . Such a great question I have been searching for an answer for days
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    Well I can guess and say the antenna is located on the middle piece. It's a piece of copper paper like material. When you buy housings it may come with a middle piece but its bare. Meaning you have to switch everything over, including the copper paper like pieces. I did this with my Tour before sending it to Coveroo. I had no idea that the antenna was this tiny piece of copper paper what needed to be pulled off and then carefully put back on the new housing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett Wyman View Post
    Well I can guess and say the antenna is located on the middle piece. It's a piece of copper paper like material. When you buy housings it may come with a middle piece but its bare. Meaning you have to switch everything over, including the copper paper like pieces. I did this with my Tour before sending it to Coveroo. I had no idea that the antenna was this tiny piece of copper paper what needed to be pulled off and then carefully put back on the new housing.
    Well the housing I have has no midplate, it comes with (Bezel, Top cover, Bottom cover and Battery cover) I noticed that problem happens when I install the bezel and top cover, the battery cover alone causes no problem, next i will install the bezel without the top cover, process of elimination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclops2269 View Post
    Well the housing I have has no midplate, it comes with (Bezel, Top cover, Bottom cover and Battery cover) I noticed that problem happens when I install the bezel and top cover, the battery cover alone causes no problem, next i will install the bezel without the top cover, process of elimination.
    I tried to search for schematics the other day, but there are only a handful out there.
    Process of elimination is probably the best bet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neolantis View Post
    I tried to search for schematics the other day, but there are only a handful out there.
    Process of elimination is probably the best bet...
    Yeah, that's what I'm thinking, will keep you guys updated.

    Has anyone changed their housing on a 9700?

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    I experienced the same effect when I changed my housing to one bought on eBay. As I took off all the pieces that the new housing didn't have, I noticed there is a small connector at the bottom, much like the speaker and buttons type, that connect once the board is in place. It didn't look like much, but I believe the antenna is in the bottom rounded piece of the back (or middle, depends how you think of it) housing.

    I think that the cases bought that are not OEM lack the antenna there, and just have plastic where the metal would be.

    I'd refer to a picture if I could find one as to where the piece is. I'm not going to take apart my phone to take a picture of it :P.

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    I found a page that has some pictures.

    CUSTOMIZE YOUR BLACKBERRY HOUSING, KL MALAYSIA: 9700 MIDDLE-PLATE/CHASSIS EXPERIMENTAL!!

    If you notice the two strips of connector on the bottom of the original housing, that get transferred to the new housing (looking on the inside of the housing from what would be the top). I didn't see how to remove this on the original housing, but this guy seems to have done it.

    The housing I purchased had come with the metal plate, camera and flash plastic (or less likely glass) cover and charging points on the inside, but nothing else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starcraper View Post
    I found a page that has some pictures.

    CUSTOMIZE YOUR BLACKBERRY HOUSING, KL MALAYSIA: 9700 MIDDLE-PLATE/CHASSIS EXPERIMENTAL!!

    If you notice the two strips of connector on the bottom of the original housing, that get transferred to the new housing (looking on the inside of the housing from what would be the top). I didn't see how to remove this on the original housing, but this guy seems to have done it.

    The housing I purchased had come with the metal plate, camera and flash plastic (or less likely glass) cover and charging points on the inside, but nothing else.
    I'm only replacing the Bezel, top cover, bottom cover and battery door, I'm using the original midplate, something is causing my signal lost when I install the housing.
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