Introduction

Before replacing the wireless module, make sure the replacement module is compatible with the laptop.

Image 1/1: If the battery is still connected to the laptop, remove the battery.
  • Unplug and power off the laptop.

    • If the battery is still connected to the laptop, remove the battery.

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  • Flip over the laptop so that the back panel of the laptop is facing up.

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Image 1/2: Only the four screws in the center are removable, the four along the edges are held in by rivets but can be loosened. Image 2/2: Only the four screws in the center are removable, the four along the edges are held in by rivets but can be loosened.
  • Use the Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the eight 6.5 mm Phillips #1 screws.

    • Only the four screws in the center are removable, the four along the edges are held in by rivets but can be loosened.

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  • Remove the back panel of the laptop.

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Image 1/1: Ground the laptop to prevent static electricity from damaging the electrical components inside the laptop.
  • Connect a grounding cord to a metal interface on the laptop.

  • Ground the laptop to prevent static electricity from damaging the electrical components inside the laptop.

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Image 1/3: Use tweezers if you do not prefer using hands. Image 2/3: Use tweezers if you do not prefer using hands. Image 3/3: Use tweezers if you do not prefer using hands.
  • Remove the white antenna of the wireless module.

    • Use tweezers if you do not prefer using hands.

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Image 1/2: Use tweezers if you do not prefer using hands. Image 2/2: Use tweezers if you do not prefer using hands.
  • Remove the black antenna of the wireless module.

    • Use tweezers if you do not prefer using hands.

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  • Use the Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the two 4.8mm Phillips #1 screws.

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  • Remove the wireless module from the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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