1. Shut down the laptop and disconnect the power cord
    • Shut down the laptop and disconnect the power cord

      • Failing to disconnect or shut down the laptop could result in damage to the laptop or a shock hazard.

    • Turn the laptop over

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  2. Remove the (6) visible 10mm T-7 screws
    • Remove the (6) visible 10mm T-7 screws

    • Remove the (4) visible 6mm T-7 screws

    • Use the blue plastic opening tool to carefully remove the rubber pad which covers the two remaining screws

    • Remove the remaining (2) 10mm T-7 screws

    Step 2 is missing the 1 (10mm T-7 ) screw that is under a rubber pad in the bottom middle of the laptop. The picture shows this pad and screw already missing. Note the silver color instead of the black color of the rest of the bottom of the laptop.

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  3. GIVE TOOLS. FIX FOREVER.

    GIVE TOOLS.

    FIX FOREVER.

    Spread the Fixmas cheer.

    GIVE TOOLS. FIX FOREVER.

    Spread the Fixmas cheer.

    • Carefully lift the cover upwards

      • If the cover seems stuck use a spudger tool to pry the sides

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    • Locate the WiFi Card antenna wires

    • Remove both antenna wires from the WiFi card by prying upwards with the spudger tool

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    • Remove the (1) 3.5mm #00 Phillips retaining screw

      • Once the screw is removed, the spring loaded hinge will tilt the WiFi card up

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    • With the retaining screw removed, pull the WiFi card out of the socket

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Conclusion

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

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The factory wi fi card is so weak. Is there a better wi fi card to buy and put in? 952-454-1659 Thank you

John - Reply

This answer might be useful for others who still want to update their Wifi card in their R7-572.

I just replaced the original Broadcom BCM943228HMB on my R7-572 with an Intel 7260HMW CN: 08TF1D (Standard half-height mini PCI-e interface card ). I found it on ebay:https://www.ebay.ca/itm/4-0-Wireless-Min... (19 USD as of October 2018)

After the card is installed, run Intel Driver & Support Assistant and my driver where updated to the latest ones (for both the AC 7260 and the Bluetooth adapter). http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/s...

I am using Windows 8.1 on this laptop.

HTH

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