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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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
  • 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. Disconnect these cables by unlocking the ZIF connectors with a spudger. Disconnect these cables by unlocking the ZIF connectors with a spudger.
  • 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 Using a Phillips Head 1 Screwdriver, remove all screws securing the motherboard to the frame of the laptop
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 As you remove the second screw, the wireless card will spring up on its own
  • 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. Remove the wireless card along its angle, and insert your replacement card at the same angle.
  • 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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