After battling to remove a LED hat and stobborn header from my pi zero, with the crappiest 30w soldering iron know to man, i managed to break of a couple of parts mounted (i think) to the WiFi antenna? I plugged the pi back in after de-soldering / shoogling the board only to discover my WiFi was at 1 bar instead of full bars, it also failed to connect the first time I booted, i knew something was up. I done some research to find the WiFi related hardware on the Pi zero, sure enough when I compared images online this is what I got, you can see, I have 2 thingy mi bobs missing, at a hunch I would say they are some kind of resistors, un-sure though!
Original and working
Mine, barley working!
Now I could go a throw this pi in the bin, or re purpose it for some offline project! but there is the fun in that! Instead I want to try and fix it! so if anyone knows where I can find these 2 missing thingy ma bobs to purchases please reply! pretty sure I should be able to solder them back on! not before purchasing a better iron of course!