Introduction

This guide is simple to follow. The Internal Wireless Card can easily be removed and installed within minutes.

Image 1/1: Identify the switch on the upper left corner and push it left to be in "unlocked" position.
  • Flip device over so that the battery is farthest from you.

  • Identify the switch on the upper left corner and push it left to be in "unlocked" position.

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Image 1/2: Pull the battery out. Image 2/2: Pull the battery out.
  • Identify the latch on the upper right hand corner. Drag and hold the latch to the right.

  • Pull the battery out.

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Image 1/2: Locate the three tabs at the top of the keyboard. Image 2/2: Locate the three tabs at the top of the keyboard.
  • Now flip device back over to show the keyboard.

  • Locate the three tabs at the top of the keyboard.

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Image 1/3: Move to the middle tab while still holding the right side up so the tab doesn't fall back into place. Image 2/3: Continue to hold up keyboard while disconnecting the last tab. Image 3/3: DO NOT lift keyboard yet. This will be addressed in the next step.
  • Start on the top-right and use the spudger to push off the tab from the keyboard.

  • Move to the middle tab while still holding the right side up so the tab doesn't fall back into place.

  • Continue to hold up keyboard while disconnecting the last tab.

  • DO NOT lift keyboard yet. This will be addressed in the next step.

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Image 1/3: Use the Spudger to lift the ZIF (Zero Insertion Force) to release the keyboard ribbon. Image 2/3: Once tab is lifted, the keyboard ribbon should come right out. Image 3/3: Once tab is lifted, the keyboard ribbon should come right out.
  • Here you can see that the keyboard is still attached to the device.

  • Use the Spudger to lift the ZIF (Zero Insertion Force) to release the keyboard ribbon.

  • Once tab is lifted, the keyboard ribbon should come right out.

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Image 1/1: Locate and remove the three 3.9mm screws where the battery was removed from.
  • Close and flip the device over so you can have a good view of all the screws.

  • Locate and remove the three 3.9mm screws where the battery was removed from.

  • Locate and and remove the two 5.8mm screws located underneath the bumpers.

  • Locate and remove the three 5.8mm remaining screws at the top of the device.

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Image 1/3: Locate the ZIF connecting the mouse panel to the motherboard. Image 2/3: Flip up the black plastic hinge and carefully pull out the ZIF connector. Image 3/3: Flip up the black plastic hinge and carefully pull out the ZIF connector.
  • Flip and reopen device to where you can view the internal panel.

  • Locate the ZIF connecting the mouse panel to the motherboard.

  • Flip up the black plastic hinge and carefully pull out the ZIF connector.

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Image 1/1: Locate and remove the one 4.3mm silver screw.
  • Locate and remove all five 4.7mm black screws.

  • Locate and remove the one 4.3mm silver screw.

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Image 1/2: Make sure to move slowly. You do not want to crack the plastic from being to rough or moving to fast. Image 2/2: Make sure to move slowly. You do not want to crack the plastic from being to rough or moving to fast.
  • Pick a corner and slowly lift up the panel while running your finger underneath to pop off the seals.

  • Make sure to move slowly. You do not want to crack the plastic from being to rough or moving to fast.

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Image 1/2: Remove the one 3.9mm screw holding it down. Image 2/2: Remove the one 3.9mm screw holding it down.
  • Locate the internal wireless card.

  • Remove the one 3.9mm screw holding it down.

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Image 1/3: Pull the internal wireless card straight out. Image 2/3: Pull the internal wireless card straight out. Image 3/3: Pull the internal wireless card straight out.
  • Carefully disconnect the black and white cable from the internal wireless card.

  • Pull the internal wireless card straight out.

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Conclusion

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

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