Introduction

The wireless card is responsible for connecting the Chromebook to Wi-Fi networks and Bluetooth devices.

Image 1/2: Place the tip of a spudger or finger into the hole on the battery release slider. Image 2/2: Place the tip of a spudger or finger into the hole on the battery release slider.
  • Place the laptop on a flat surface with the bottom side facing up.

  • Place the tip of a spudger or finger into the hole on the battery release slider.

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Image 1/2: With the slider held, use your other hand to pull the battery back away from the laptop. Image 2/2: With the slider held, use your other hand to pull the battery back away from the laptop.
  • Use the spudger to move the slider to the right and hold it there.

  • With the slider held, use your other hand to pull the battery back away from the laptop.

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Image 1/1: Use the screwdriver to pierce the warranty sticker.
  • This step will void your device warranty.

  • Use the screwdriver to pierce the warranty sticker.

  • Unscrew and remove the #0 6mm Phillips screw and set it aside.

Bradley,

If I replace the chrome os Hard drive with one that has a Linux distro already installed will the linux work normally or is there something built in to stop it.

It's something I do with an old dell I use for checking out distros.

Regards,

Jack

jack martin - Reply

I guess it's too late to answer this question now, but C710 is not IBM PC-compatible so standard linux distros do not run normally on it without any modifications.

You can flash a IBM PC-compatible bootloader(coreboot+SEABIOS) on it to run other linux distros.

cdac1234 -

Any suggested source for getting the 4 Gb RAM upgrade? Does this RAM have a model number?

rwells78 -

What is the hard drive called, or it's specific name, so that I may search around for a replacement, before taking my laptop apart?

Jennifer Munoz - Reply

Mine is a Seagate ST320L T020

Marshall Gates -

Image 1/2: Lift on the front edge to remove the panel. Image 2/2: Lift on the front edge to remove the panel.
  • Slide the back panel towards you. The best spots to place your fingers are on the bumpers.

  • Lift on the front edge to remove the panel.

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  • Use a spudger or your fingernails to lift up and unclip the two gold connectors on the top of the wireless card.

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Image 1/1:
  • Unscrew the black #0 3mm Phillips screw at the top right of the wireless card.

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Image 1/2: Pull the wireless card up and out to remove it. Image 2/2: Pull the wireless card up and out to remove it.
  • The wireless card will spring up.

  • Pull the wireless card up and out to remove it.

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Conclusion

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

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