HP Pavilion DV3 HP Pavilion Wireless Card Replacement

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This is a guide to replace the wireless card in the HP Pavilion DV3

This guide will show you how to successfully remove the wireless card from the laptop. You will need the screwdriver listed in the tools section.

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Edit Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

  • Step 1 – Battery: Locate the battery release slider on the bottom of the laptop and move it in the direction of the arrow to the unlock position.

  • The yellow highlighted edge of the battery should pop up slightly when the switch is moved

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Step 2: Using the edge of the battery that has popped up, lift the battery out of the computer.

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Edit Step 3 Wireless Card  ¶ 

  • With the laptop upside down, locate the three screws on the wireless card cover and unscrew the screws.

  • All three screws will have a 3.5 mm diameter head.

  • Two of the screws will be silver, 7mm in length, and will stay attached to the cover.

  • One screw will be black, 13mm in length, and will separate from the cover. Set this screw aside.

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Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • Grab one of the edges to the cover and lift up (towards you).

  • Set the cover to the side.

  • The wireless card will now be exposed.

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Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • Using your hand, pull the black and white antenna wires upwards.

  • This will disconnect the antenna wires from the card.

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Edit Step 6  ¶ 

  • Locate the two black screws connecting the wireless card to the laptop. They will have a 3.5 mm diameter head and be 4mm long. Remove the screws.

  • Once the screws are removed, the wireless card will pop up.

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Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • Grab the sides of the wireless card and pull it up and to the left to disconnect from the laptop.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

For more information, check out the HP Pavilion DV3 device page.

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