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Introduction

If the laptop will not connect to wireless internet, you may need a new wireless card.

  1. Turn the laptop upside down.
    • Turn the laptop upside down.

    • Make sure the laptop is turned off.

    • Using a T5 Torx Screwdriver, remove the ten 3 mm long screws from the perimeter of the back of the laptop.

  2. Open up the information panel door (on the middle of the back side). While holding the door open, use a Phillips #00 Screwdriver to remove the two 10 mm long screws.
    • Open up the information panel door (on the middle of the back side).

    • While holding the door open, use a Phillips #00 Screwdriver to remove the two 10 mm long screws.

  3. Carefully lift the 2 corners of the back panel close to the hinge upwards, releasing the whole panel. Do not force the panel off. If it does not come off easily, try using a plastic spudger where it is stuck. Do not force the panel off. If it does not come off easily, try using a plastic spudger where it is stuck.
    • Carefully lift the 2 corners of the back panel close to the hinge upwards, releasing the whole panel.

    • Do not force the panel off. If it does not come off easily, try using a plastic spudger where it is stuck.

  4. With a Philips #00 Screwdriver bit, remove one 4 mm long black screw located by the antenna connections on the wireless card.
    • With a Philips #00 Screwdriver bit, remove one 4 mm long black screw located by the antenna connections on the wireless card.

    • Set the screw and metal holder aside.

  5. Gently lift up each of the antennas (3) to disconnect them from the wireless card. These are similar to a coat button, the antennas snap on and snap off.
    • Gently lift up each of the antennas (3) to disconnect them from the wireless card.

    • These are similar to a coat button, the antennas snap on and snap off.

  6. With the antennas disconnected, gently pull the wireless card out at the angle it sits at. The wireless card has been successfully removed! The wireless card has been successfully removed!
    • With the antennas disconnected, gently pull the wireless card out at the angle it sits at.

    • The wireless card has been successfully removed!

Conclusion

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

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