Soldered off iPhone 4 antenna connection point. HELP

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paintdude258

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I was recently attempting to boost my iPhone 4 antenna connection by adding a solder to a contact point near where the iPhone antenna connects to the motherboard. Come to find out, i didn't have the right tools, nor do i have the necessary experience. So while doing so, i soldered off the raised ring on the motherboard that the antenna wire fastens on to. Does anyone have any possible suggestions or ideas on how to work around this problem? I basically have a big iPod touch now, and it sucks!

The point i am talking about is the connection point right in the middle of the photo below.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VOgMc7pFyW0/Tt2QaWNeAJI/AAAAAAAADHw/vc_eMLCDlDA/s1600/DSC00028.JPG
 

rambo47

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Apr 4, 2010
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#2
A legit repair would probably cost as much as a replacement phone. I'd say just bin it, or part it out and eBay stuff like the screen, housing, etc.