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Introduction

In this guide, we will show you how to remove and replace the wireless card.

Parts

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  1. WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in Before Working Inside Your Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer.
    • WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in Before Working Inside Your Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer.

    • Loosen the five captive screws that secure the base cover to the computer base.

  2. Using a plastic scribe, gently pry the base cover to release the tabs on the base cover from the slots on the computer base.
    • Using a plastic scribe, gently pry the base cover to release the tabs on the base cover from the slots on the computer base.

  3. Lift the base cover off the computer base.
    • Lift the base cover off the computer base.

  4. Using a plastic scribe, disconnect the battery cable from the system board.
    • Using a plastic scribe, disconnect the battery cable from the system board.

    • Press and hold the power button for five seconds to ground the system board.

    • Connect the battery cable to the system board.

  5. Slide the tabs on the NEW base cover into the slots on the computer base and snap the base cover into place
    • Slide the tabs on the NEW base cover into the slots on the computer base and snap the base cover into place

  6. Tighten the five captive screws that secure the base cover to the computer base.
    • Tighten the five captive screws that secure the base cover to the computer base.

  7. WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in Before Working Inside Your Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer.
    • WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in Before Working Inside Your Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer.

    • CAUTION: To avoid damaging the wireless card, do not place any cables under it.

    • Remove the screw (M2x3) that secures the wireless card and bracket to the computer base.

  8. Lift the wireless-card bracket off the wireless card.
    • Lift the wireless-card bracket off the wireless card.

  9. Disconnect the antenna cables from the wireless card.
    • Disconnect the antenna cables from the wireless card.

    • CAUTION: To avoid damaging the wireless card, do not place any cables under it.

    • Align the notch on the wireless card with the tab on the wireless-card slot.

    • Slide the NEW wireless card at an angle into the wireless-card slot.

    • Connect the antenna cables to the wireless card.

  10. Align the screw hole on the wireless-card bracket with the screw hole on the wireless card and the computer base.
    • Align the screw hole on the wireless-card bracket with the screw hole on the wireless card and the computer base.

  11. Replace the screw (M2x3) that secures the wireless-card bracket to the wireless card and the computer base.
    • Replace the screw (M2x3) that secures the wireless-card bracket to the wireless card and the computer base.

Conclusion

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

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