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Introduction

This guide helps you to upgrade or replace your wireless card to a new Wi-Fi standard if you have determined that the reason your wireless internet is not working is because of a hardware issue with the card.

Image 1/1: Turn the computer off and disconnect the charging cable from the computer.
  • Turn the computer upside down with the battery facing you.

  • Turn the computer off and disconnect the charging cable from the computer.

  • Failure to unplug the charging cable may result in electric shock.

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  • Push the switch as far to the right as possible to unlock the battery.

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  • Remove the battery using two hands and pull it away from the computer.

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Image 1/1: Two 4.7mm Philips #1 screws
  • Unscrew the two 4.7mm Phillips #1 screws on the bottom panel of the laptop.

    • Two 4.7mm Philips #1 screws

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Image 1/2: This indent should provide enough grip to remove the panel with ease. Image 2/2: This indent should provide enough grip to remove the panel with ease.
  • Lift the panel up from the indented area.

  • This indent should provide enough grip to remove the panel with ease.

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Image 1/1: One 3.9mm Phillips #1 screw
  • Remove the single 3.9mm Phillips #1 screw in the upper right corner of the wireless card.

    • One 3.9mm Phillips #1 screw

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  • Lift the card out at an angle and carefully remove it.

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Image 1/2: It's best to use an ESD-safe tool, such as a nylon spudger, rather than the metal spudger shown in the photo. Image 2/2: Note the order of colors for the antenna cables indicated on the card.
  • Use a spudger to carefully disconnect the antenna cables from the card by prying them straight up off the board.

    • It's best to use an ESD-safe tool, such as a nylon spudger, rather than the metal spudger shown in the photo.

  • Note the order of colors for the antenna cables indicated on the card.

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Conclusion

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

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