Introduction

This guide will show you how to improve your wifi signal by replacing a weak or broken wifi chip.

Turn off your laptop and disconnect the power adapter. Locate and remove all 12 Phillips #00 6mm screws on the backside of the laptop.
  • Turn off your laptop and disconnect the power adapter.

  • Locate and remove all 12 Phillips #00 6mm screws on the backside of the laptop.

Using your prying tool, carefully remove the back panel.
  • Using your prying tool, carefully remove the back panel.

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Locate the wifi chip, as shown to the left. The chip can by identified by the white and black wires connected to it, as well as a single screw holding it in place. The chip can by identified by the white and black wires connected to it, as well as a single screw holding it in place.
  • Locate the wifi chip, as shown to the left.

  • The chip can by identified by the white and black wires connected to it, as well as a single screw holding it in place.

Locate the 2 antenna wires connected to the chip. One is black, and the other is white. Use a spudger or plastic opening tool to carefully disconnect the wires from the chip by prying upwards.
  • Locate the 2 antenna wires connected to the chip.

    • One is black, and the other is white.

  • Use a spudger or plastic opening tool to carefully disconnect the wires from the chip by prying upwards.

    • The connectors 'click' into place, like a button.

Remove the Phillips #00 6mm securing screw using your screwdriver. Remove the Phillips #00 6mm securing screw using your screwdriver.
  • Remove the Phillips #00 6mm securing screw using your screwdriver.

Remove the chip by pulling towards the edge of the computer.
  • Remove the chip by pulling towards the edge of the computer.

Conclusion

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

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Any idea on screen replacement for this particular model? I’ve been searching for a video all week. Please help me out if possible

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