Introduction

This guide will show you how to access and replace the WiFi card. This may be necessary in case of poor connectivity due to a loose wire, a faulty WiFi card that may need to be replaced, or to upgrade to newer technology.

Image 1/1: Slide the release latches out toward the edges to unlock the battery.
  • To prevent injury and loss of data, ensure the device is turned off.

  • Slide the release latches out toward the edges to unlock the battery.

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  • Remove the battery by pulling it up and out.

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  • On the bottom of the laptop locate the removable panel and screw holding it to the body. Loosen the screw and take the cover off.

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Image 1/2: Unscrew the single 5mm Phillips 0 screw on the top right of the adapter. The adapter should start to angle away from the body of the computer. Once the screw is off completely,  pull the adapter out of the data slot. Image 2/2: Unscrew the single 5mm Phillips 0 screw on the top right of the adapter. The adapter should start to angle away from the body of the computer. Once the screw is off completely,  pull the adapter out of the data slot.
  • Remove the black and white antenna cable from the wifi adapter by pinching the gold contacts with the tips of your finger, or you can use tweezers, and pull them straight away from the adapter.

  • Unscrew the single 5mm Phillips 0 screw on the top right of the adapter. The adapter should start to angle away from the body of the computer. Once the screw is off completely, pull the adapter out of the data slot.

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Conclusion

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

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