Introduction

After removing the top case, it is easy to get to the internal wireless card.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Turn the netbook upside down with the battery at the top, away from you.

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  • Unlock the battery by sliding the switch located near the left hinge to the left "unlocked" position.

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  • Slide the latch located on the opposite hinge from the lock while pushing the battery up.

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Image 1/1: These screws are built into the panel and aren't meant to be completely removed.
  • Gently loosen the two Phillips #0 screws in the small panel that covers the wireless card.

    • These screws are built into the panel and aren't meant to be completely removed.

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  • Lift up the panel and remove it from the case.

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  • Disconnect the two antenna cables from the left side of the wireless card.

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  • Remove the single 3.9 mm Phillips #1 screw from the bottom left of the wireless card.

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  • Gently lift up the left side of the wireless card and slide the card out of its socket.

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  • Turn the netbook over and open the display so that the keyboard is facing you.

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Image 1/3: Start with the spudger pointing towards the display and pry up to push each tab off the keyboard. Image 2/3: As you move to the next tab, ensure the previous tab doesn't reset itself. Image 3/3: As you move to the next tab, ensure the previous tab doesn't reset itself.
  • There are three tabs located on the top of the keyboard.

  • Start with the spudger pointing towards the display and pry up to push each tab off the keyboard.

  • As you move to the next tab, ensure the previous tab doesn't reset itself.

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Image 1/2: There is a short ribbon cable connecting the keyboard to the netbook. Image 2/2: There is a short ribbon cable connecting the keyboard to the netbook.
  • Lift top of keyboard up. If it doesn't lift easily, there may be tabs on the sides - use the tool to ease them aside and/or shift the keyboard from side to side.

  • There is a short ribbon cable connecting the keyboard to the netbook.

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  • Disconnect the ribbon by lifting the black plastic hinge and removing the clear blue cable.

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  • Close the display and turn the ZG5 over so that the battery compartment faces away from you.

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Image 1/2: Remove three 3.9 mm  Phillips #1 screws  from the battery compartment. Image 2/2: Remove two 5.8 mm Phillips #0 screws from underneath the feet near the hinges.
  • Remove three 5.8 mm Phillips #0 screws from the bottom of the case

  • Remove three 3.9 mm Phillips #1 screws from the battery compartment.

  • Remove two 5.8 mm Phillips #0 screws from underneath the feet near the hinges.

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  • Turn the netbook back over and open the display with the keyboard cavity facing you.

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Image 1/3: Using the blue tab, pull the trackpad ribbon cable from its socket on the motherboard. Image 2/3: Using the blue tab, pull the trackpad ribbon cable from its socket on the motherboard. Image 3/3: Using the blue tab, pull the trackpad ribbon cable from its socket on the motherboard.
  • Flip up the retaining flap on the trackpad ribbon cable ZIF connector.

  • Using the blue tab, pull the trackpad ribbon cable from its socket on the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Remove the single silver 4.3 mm Phillips #00 screw from the right side of  the metal casing. Image 2/2: Remove the single silver 4.3 mm Phillips #00 screw from the right side of  the metal casing.
  • Remove the five black 4.7 mm Phillips #0 screws from the metal casing.

  • Remove the single silver 4.3 mm Phillips #00 screw from the right side of the metal casing.

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Image 1/2: Slide the spudger toward the front of the device, releasing the small clips that hold down the top case. Image 2/2: Gently lift off the top case.
  • Starting at the red rings along the hinge, insert a spudger or plastic opening tool into the seam between the two halves of the case.

  • Slide the spudger toward the front of the device, releasing the small clips that hold down the top case.

  • Gently lift off the top case.

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  • Disconnect the two antenna cables from the right side of the wireless card.

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  • Remove the single 3.9 mm Phillips #1 screw from the wireless card.

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  • Gently pull the wireless card to the right and slide it out of its socket.

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Conclusion

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

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