Introduction

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

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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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This step will void your device warranty.
  • 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 -

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.
  • 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. Use a spudger or your fingernails to lift up and unclip the two gold connectors on the top of the wireless card. Use a spudger or your fingernails to lift up and unclip the two gold connectors on the top of the wireless card.
  • 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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Unscrew the black #0 3mm Phillips screw at the top right of the wireless card.
  • Unscrew the black #0 3mm Phillips screw at the top right of the wireless card.

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The wireless card will spring up. 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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