Introduction

The wireless mini card of this laptop allows users to connect to wireless internet or hotspots. Damage to this part can prevent the computer from connecting to WIFI.

Close the display and turn over the computer. Make sure your device is powered down and unplugged before beginning the replacement.
  • Close the display and turn over the computer.

  • Make sure your device is powered down and unplugged before beginning the replacement.

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Use a J0 bit tipped screwdriver  to unscrew the one 6 mm Phillips screw on the RAM cover.
  • Use a J0 bit tipped screwdriver to unscrew the one 6 mm Phillips screw on the RAM cover.

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Lightly lift the RAM cover up and at an angle, away from the computer. Lightly lift the RAM cover up and at an angle, away from the computer.
  • Lightly lift the RAM cover up and at an angle, away from the computer.

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Use your fingers to carefully pull the securing clips on the RAM away from each other. The RAM should pop up when the clips are released.
  • Use your fingers to carefully pull the securing clips on the RAM away from each other.

  • The RAM should pop up when the clips are released.

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Remove the popped up RAM by pulling it away from the connection. If it does not pop up pry it out in a steady and straight direction.
  • Remove the popped up RAM by pulling it away from the connection.

  • If it does not pop up pry it out in a steady and straight direction.

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Slide the CD/DVD drive on the side of the laptop out using your fingers. Using a J0 bit screwdriver, unscrew the one 2 mm Phillips screw.
  • Slide the CD/DVD drive on the side of the laptop out using your fingers.

  • Using a J0 bit screwdriver, unscrew the one 2 mm Phillips screw.

  • You only need to unscrew this screw if you are using this as a prerequisite guide.

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Lift the plastic yellow flap on the system board. Use the J0 Bit screwdriver to remove the one 6 mm Phillips screw in center of the system board that is connected to the keyboard. Use the J0 Bit screwdriver to remove the one 6 mm Phillips screw in center of the system board that is connected to the keyboard.
  • Lift the plastic yellow flap on the system board.

  • Use the J0 Bit screwdriver to remove the one 6 mm Phillips screw in center of the system board that is connected to the keyboard.

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Flip over the computer and open the display.
  • Flip over the computer and open the display.

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Insert a spudger next to the plastic indents located at the top of the keyboard and gently pry to release the securing clips. Lift the keyboard off of the computer.
  • Insert a spudger next to the plastic indents located at the top of the keyboard and gently pry to release the securing clips.

  • Lift the keyboard off of the computer.

  • Be careful not to tear the ribbon that attaches the back of the keyboard to the computer when lifting it.

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Flip the keyboard over onto the palm-rest assembly. Flip the keyboard over onto the palm-rest assembly.
  • Flip the keyboard over onto the palm-rest assembly.

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Flip the little black securing bar near the base of the ribbon with a spudger to release the ribbon from the computer. Flip the little black securing bar near the base of the ribbon with a spudger to release the ribbon from the computer. Flip the little black securing bar near the base of the ribbon with a spudger to release the ribbon from the computer.
  • Flip the little black securing bar near the base of the ribbon with a spudger to release the ribbon from the computer.

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Close the display and turn over the computer.
  • Close the display and turn over the computer.

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Remove all 7 rubber screw caps with tweezers. Use a J0 Bit tipped screwdriver unscrew the seven 6 mm Phillips screws on the back casing of the laptop. Use a J0 Bit tipped screwdriver unscrew the seven 6 mm Phillips screws on the back casing of the laptop.
  • Remove all 7 rubber screw caps with tweezers.

  • Use a J0 Bit tipped screwdriver unscrew the seven 6 mm Phillips screws on the back casing of the laptop.

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Flip the computer over and open the display. Pull on the blue tabs to disconnect the  palm rest assembly from the computer.
  • Flip the computer over and open the display.

  • Pull on the blue tabs to disconnect the palm rest assembly from the computer.

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Use J0 Bit screwdriver to remove all four 6 mm Phillips screws.
  • Use J0 Bit screwdriver to remove all four 6 mm Phillips screws.

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Gently wedge the nylon spudger underneath the palm-rest assembly to release the latches. Continue this process on all sides of the computer edges until the assembly pulls off. Remove the palm rest assembly.
  • Gently wedge the nylon spudger underneath the palm-rest assembly to release the latches.

  • Continue this process on all sides of the computer edges until the assembly pulls off.

  • Remove the palm rest assembly.

  • If you have difficulty lifting up the assembly, you might not have taken out all 7 screws on the bottom of the computer.

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Locate the wireless mini card at the top of the laptop. It is next to the place where the optics drive used to be.
  • Locate the wireless mini card at the top of the laptop.

  • It is next to the place where the optics drive used to be.

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Using a J0 tipped screwdriver, remove the 4 mm Phillips head screw.
  • Using a J0 tipped screwdriver, remove the 4 mm Phillips head screw.

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Gently, unlatch the black and white wires  from the wireless mini card. Gently, unlatch the black and white wires  from the wireless mini card.
  • Gently, unlatch the black and white wires from the wireless mini card.

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At an angle, slide out the wireless mini card.
  • At an angle, slide out the wireless mini card.

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Conclusion

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

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