Introduction

Use this guide to help you replace the Wireless Mini-Card in a Dell Inspiron 1525.

Parts

No parts required.

Locate the battery release switch on the bottom of the laptop.
  • Locate the battery release switch on the bottom of the laptop.

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Slide the battery release switch away from the lock symbol until you hear the battery click. Slide the battery towards the back of the laptop until it comes free.
  • Slide the battery release switch away from the lock symbol until you hear the battery click.

  • Slide the battery towards the back of the laptop until it comes free.

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Remove/loosen the eight 4.80 mm Phillips #1 screws securing the bottom panel. The screws may only need to be loosened, as they are generally retained by plastic washers.
  • Remove/loosen the eight 4.80 mm Phillips #1 screws securing the bottom panel.

    • The screws may only need to be loosened, as they are generally retained by plastic washers.

  • Remove the bottom panel.

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Use the flat end of a spudger to gently pry the black and white antenna connectors off the Wireless Mini-Card. Use the flat end of a spudger to gently pry the black and white antenna connectors off the Wireless Mini-Card.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to gently pry the black and white antenna connectors off the Wireless Mini-Card.

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Remove the 3.70 mm Phillips #1 screw securing the card to the laptop. The card will tilt up when you remove the screw.
  • Remove the 3.70 mm Phillips #1 screw securing the card to the laptop.

    • The card will tilt up when you remove the screw.

  • Slide the card straight out.

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Conclusion

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

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