Introduction

If you are having difficulties connecting to the internet and find that your wireless card is affecting your connectivity, this guide will help you in replacing the wireless-n card.

  1. Ensure the laptop is powered down before continuing.
    • Ensure the laptop is powered down before continuing.

    • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the ten 3mm Phillips head screws on the base of the laptop.

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  2. Use the spudger to pry open the rear cover at either hinge.
    • Use the spudger to pry open the rear cover at either hinge.

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    • Grab the cover with your fingers and gently lift it away from the board.

    • Be careful not to break any tabs on the cover when lifting it off.

    This step took me about an hour of careful prying. I didn’t break any real tabs, but tiny rectangular chips of plastic still came off. It felt like the cover had been sealed to the board, so I couldn’t just lift it off.

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    • Pull up on the two metal tabs attached to the card .

    • Unscrew the single 2mm Phillips #0 screw in the top right hand corner.

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    • Gently slide the card out of its connection ports.

    • Make sure to pull straight out of the connection ports to avoid bending of the card or port.

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Conclusion

Once finished, follow prerequisite guide in reverse order to finish your repair.

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