Introduction

A damaged WiFi module will not allow you to connect your laptop to the internet. Folow this guide and we will show you how to replace the WiFi module.

Power the laptop off. Flip the laptop over and position it so the opening faces you. Remove the rubber foot located near the opening side of the device using tweezers.
  • Power the laptop off.

  • Flip the laptop over and position it so the opening faces you.

  • Remove the rubber foot located near the opening side of the device using tweezers.

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Unscrew the five 5-mm screws using the PH0 screwdriver. Unscrew the five 5-mm screws using the PH0 screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the five 5-mm screws using the PH0 screwdriver.

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Identify the HDMI port located in the side of the laptop opposite to the power button. Insert the plastic opening tool into the divet of the back panel located above the HDMI port. Pry along the laptop frame until the back panel comes loose.
  • Identify the HDMI port located in the side of the laptop opposite to the power button.

  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the divet of the back panel located above the HDMI port.

  • Pry along the laptop frame until the back panel comes loose.

  • Do not pull the back panel too hard as the battery is still connected to the back panel and the motherboard. This can damage your device.

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Rotate the device so the opening faces you again. Hold the back panel away from the laptop and  remove the 4-mm screw using the PH0 screwdriver.
  • Rotate the device so the opening faces you again.

  • Hold the back panel away from the laptop and remove the 4-mm screw using the PH0 screwdriver.

    • This screw is fastening the battery to the laptop.

  • Lift the back panel gently.

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Unplug the cable that connects the battery to the motherboard. Detach the back panel, which still includes  the battery.
  • Unplug the cable that connects the battery to the motherboard.

  • Detach the back panel, which still includes the battery.

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Position the computer so the opening side faces you. Remove the tape holding the WiFi module using tweezers.
  • Position the computer so the opening side faces you.

  • Remove the tape holding the WiFi module using tweezers.

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Unplug the white and black wires by lifting them up by hand or using tweezers.
  • Unplug the white and black wires by lifting them up by hand or using tweezers.

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Remove the 3-mm screw that holds the WiFi module to the motherboard using the PH0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the 3-mm screw that holds the WiFi module to the motherboard using the PH0 screwdriver.

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Pull the WiFi module out of the connector. Pull the WiFi module out of the connector.
  • Pull the WiFi module out of the connector.

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Conclusion

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

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