Who could repair the antenna cables for my M.2 Wifi card?
Hey, I was replacing the M.2 SSD in my laptop the other day, and in order to remove the motherboard from the case and access the "back" side (where the M.2 drive is inserted), I had to disconnect the antenna cables from the M.2 Wifi card.
In the process of re-assembling the laptop, the connector for one of the antenna cables pulled off from the wire. The M.2 Wifi card has been acting up since, and after attempting to fix things a few times on my own, the card itself isn't even being recognized by Windows anymore. It shows up as a Bluetooth adapter (but can't pair with my mouse), it doesn't show up as a Wifi adapter.
The antenna cables are more-or-less part of the laptop, they're soldered onto copper contacts that are part of the chassis (in the monitor hinge's housing), so I don't really see any way for me to "swap" the cables without doing a lot of soldering and routing or just straight-up splicing a new cable/connector onto the antenna cables.
Obviously, this is out of the scope of my skillset and tools, and I'm trying to take this laptop with me on my travels at the end of the month. I need help repairing this, and I'm fairly sure I'm outside of my warranty with MSI. I'm going to be calling them Monday when their offices are open, but I'm not too hopeful that I'll receive any help from them.
Is there anywhere I could send this laptop off to be repaired?