1. Use a Phillips head #1 screwdriver to remove the eight 3mm screws.
    • Use a Phillips head #1 screwdriver to remove the eight 3mm screws.

    • Use a Phillips head #1 screwdriver to remove the two 4mm screws.

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  2. After removing the screws from the underside, flip the laptop over and, using a plastic opening tool, remove the keyboard panel
    • After removing the screws from the underside, flip the laptop over and, using a plastic opening tool, remove the keyboard panel

    • To efficiently remove the keyboard panel, use the opening tool in a prying motion

    • When reattaching the keyboard panel, press firmly until snaps are heard, indicating the panel has been reattached.

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    • Disconnect these cables by unlocking the ZIF connectors with a spudger.

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    • Using a Phillips Head 1 Screwdriver, remove all screws securing the motherboard to the frame of the laptop

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    • Use a spudger to lift up on the ZIF tab and remove the USB/charing port ribbon cable.

    • Use a spudger to release the speaker's bundled cable from the connector.

    • After disconnecting the USB/Charging port board completely, remove and set aside, as it would otherwise obstruct future steps.

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    • Peel back the tape securing the cable for the laptop's screen. It is not recommended you disconnect the cable at this time, as you risk damaging the cable.

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    • Using the plastic spudger tool, lift up the fan from the frame of the laptop using a prying motion, which will also lift the motherboard

    • As you remove the motherboard, pull it towards the left to allow the ports on the opposite side to slide out easily from their slots.

    • As you lift the motherboard, disconnect the video cable mentioned in the previous step.

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    • Identify the wireless card on the underside of the motherboard and remove the 2 screws holding it in place

    • As you remove the second screw, the wireless card will spring up on its own

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    • Remove the wireless card along its angle, and insert your replacement card at the same angle.

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Conclusion

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

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