Introduction

How to disassemble the laptop and replace the Wi-Fi (WLan) Half Mini PCIe card.

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Video Overview

Turn off the laptop and remove the battery. Remove two screws securing the Keyboard. The Keyboard is held by two locking clips, under the battery. Use the sharp tip of a plastic tool to release the keyboard.
  • Turn off the laptop and remove the battery.

  • Remove two screws securing the Keyboard.

  • The Keyboard is held by two locking clips, under the battery. Use the sharp tip of a plastic tool to release the keyboard.

Remove the Keyboard and disconnect the two flex cables: Keyboard flex cable Keyboard Light flex cable
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Remove 4x phillips screws and disconnect: Power On button flex cable Touch pad flex cable
  • Remove 4x phillips screws and disconnect:

  • Power On button flex cable

  • Touch pad flex cable

  • Remove 18x Phillips screws from the bottom cover.

  • Remove any memory SD Card from the Card reader.

  • Start opening with a plastic opening tool.

After removing the 18x Phillips screws, the laptop is VERY fragile in the hinge area. The bottom cover will easily crack or break in the hinge area when opening the laptop with no screws, particularly the left side near the power button. Possibly this step should be revised to recommend opening the laptop 90 degrees before removing the 18x screws. Or, advise extreme caution when opening the laptop with no screws.

jonnyquest - Reply

Hi, do you know where buy screws that you mention in step 4? “Remove 18x Phillips screws from the bottom cover.”

I am italian. Thank you anyway.

Sara Caruso - Reply

Carefully separate the upper cover and remove it. Carefully separate the upper cover and remove it. Carefully separate the upper cover and remove it.
  • Carefully separate the upper cover and remove it.

Remove one Phillips screw, securing th WLan card and disconnect the two coaxial antenna cables. Remove the Wi-Fi card.
  • Remove one Phillips screw, securing th WLan card and disconnect the two coaxial antenna cables.

  • Remove the Wi-Fi card.

Conclusion

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

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