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Introduction

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

Parts

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  1. Dell XPS 15 9550 Wireless Card Replacement, Back/Underside Panel: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Turn the laptop upside down.

    • Make sure the laptop is turned off.

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

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    • 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.

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    • Carefully lift the 2 corners of the back panel close to the hinge upwards, to release the whole panel.

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

  4. Dell XPS 15 9550 Wireless Card Replacement, Wireless Card: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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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