RemoveA1200RFmod (better way) 03—05/03/17

eX_A1200_RF_removal_01 So, here wh have the RF modulator on an A1200 motherboard. We will get rid of it, mostly because I'll never use it but to allow us to install future HDMI…
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So, here wh have the RF modulator on an A1200 motherboard. We will get rid of it, mostly because I'll never use it but to allow us to install future HDMI…
eX_A1200_RF_removal_02 Notice the 3 pins at the back of the RF modulator. From a first look, that's the only contact you can see between the RF module and the motherboard, but we know…
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Notice the 3 pins at the back of the RF modulator. From a first look, that's the only contact you can see between the RF module and the motherboard, but we know…
eX_A1200_RF_removal_03 In the bottom picture, you can see an outline drawn that markse the placement of the RF module when looking at the bottom of the A1200 motherboard.
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In the bottom picture, you can see an outline drawn that markse the placement of the RF module when looking at the bottom of the A1200 motherboard.
eX_A1200_RF_removal_04 Here we take a closer look at the area of the A1200 mobo where the RF module is. The 3 red circles and the yellow oval mark the 6 contact points we need to…
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Here we take a closer look at the area of the A1200 mobo where the RF module is. The 3 red circles and the yellow oval mark the 6 contact points we need to…
eX_A1200_RF_removal_06 Now we are zoomed in at a small portion of the A1200 motherboard. Here you can see the 3 small pins in the lower part of the image (just below the E232C). These…
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Now we are zoomed in at a small portion of the A1200 motherboard. Here you can see the 3 small pins in the lower part of the image (just below the E232C). These…
eX_A1200_RF_removal_07 Zoomed in at the edge of the A1200 mobo. The arrow points at one of the 3 fat pins. Here you can see it's beginning to move downwards.
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Zoomed in at the edge of the A1200 mobo. The arrow points at one of the 3 fat pins. Here you can see it's beginning to move downwards.
eX_A1200_RF_removal_08 Close up of the A1200 RF module starting to come off. Blue arrow shows one of the 3 fat pins. We need to pill the module in the direction of the red arrows, but…
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Close up of the A1200 RF module starting to come off. Blue arrow shows one of the 3 fat pins. We need to pill the module in the direction of the red arrows, but…
eX_A1200_RF_removal_09 Another look at the RF module coming of a A1200 mobo. Here I use a small screw driver to push the module away from the motherboard while heating the soldering…
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Another look at the RF module coming of a A1200 mobo. Here I use a small screw driver to push the module away from the motherboard while heating the soldering…
eX_A1200_RF_removal_10 The A1200 RF modulator module is starting to come off and here you can see that all 3 fat pins have come loose (turcose arrows). We pull in the direction of the…
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The A1200 RF modulator module is starting to come off and here you can see that all 3 fat pins have come loose (turcose arrows). We pull in the direction of the…
eX_A1200_RF_removal_11 Voila, the RF modulator has been completely removed from the A1200 motherboard.
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Voila, the RF modulator has been completely removed from the A1200 motherboard.