Introduction

It is important to have a functioning Wi-Fi card because it allows you to connect to the internet when there are Wi-Fi Hotspots around.

Unlock the button in the top left on the back of the laptop (So the red is showing).
  • Unlock the button in the top left on the back of the laptop (So the red is showing).

The battery should be able to be removed easily now.
  • The battery should be able to be removed easily now.

Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove six (6) 5mm screws, two (2) 17.5mm screws, and three (3) 2.5mm screws from the back cover, as marked here. Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove six (6) 5mm screws, two (2) 17.5mm screws, and three (3) 2.5mm screws from the back cover, as marked here.
  • Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove six (6) 5mm screws, two (2) 17.5mm screws, and three (3) 2.5mm screws from the back cover, as marked here.

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Pry off the keyboard by placing your plastic opening tool on the center of the top row of keys, as shown in the photograph. If the plastic opening tool bends or slips, use something sturdier, such as the Phillips #0 screwdriver. Remove the keyboard.
  • Pry off the keyboard by placing your plastic opening tool on the center of the top row of keys, as shown in the photograph.

  • If the plastic opening tool bends or slips, use something sturdier, such as the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  • Remove the keyboard.

Remove the five (5) 5mm screws shown here using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the five (5) 5mm screws shown here using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

Separate the upper cover from the back cover. It is possible to do this without a tool, but you may also use a plastic opening tool for added leverage. Be careful to keep even pressure all the way around the cover so that it is not bent beyond repair.
  • Separate the upper cover from the back cover. It is possible to do this without a tool, but you may also use a plastic opening tool for added leverage.

  • Be careful to keep even pressure all the way around the cover so that it is not bent beyond repair.

The WiFi card is shown here. Remove the one (1) 5mm screw holding the card to the motherboard using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • The WiFi card is shown here.

  • Remove the one (1) 5mm screw holding the card to the motherboard using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

Disconnect the wires on the Wi-Fi card. This can be done easily by applying pressure to the connections until they pop off of the card.
  • Disconnect the wires on the Wi-Fi card.

    • This can be done easily by applying pressure to the connections until they pop off of the card.

Conclusion

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

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