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Introduction

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

Parts

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

  2. 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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  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

Conclusion

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

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