1. Remove eight T5 Torx screws
    • Remove eight T5 Torx screws

    • Remove a Philips screw under the plastic tab

  2. Use opening picks to open the lower case
    • Use opening picks to open the lower case

    • Disconnect the battery and move the battery cable out of the way

    • Remove a Philips screw

    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove a metal clamp holding the wireless card

    • Use a spudger to disconnect a couple of antenna cables

    • Pull the wireless card parallel to the motherboard

    • Do not lift the wireless card upward or risk damaging the wireless card slot

Conclusion

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

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The Raptor

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Removing it, all well and good, and don’t get me wrong, helpful. But what about installing the replacement, and especially what tools and how to reconnect the wireless card antenna cables.?

Steven Thibault - Reply

Taking the card is all well and good, and don’t get me wrong, this is helpful for that, but what about the other half, installing the replacement. Especially how to reconnect the wireless cards antenna cables and the tools necessary for that?

Steven Thibault - Reply

This article is incomplete. And it doesn’t address how easy it is to damage the wires connected to the wireless card.

Matthew Coburn - Reply

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