Introduction

The wireless card regulates laptop connectivity to wireless networks for internet access. If your laptop has trouble connecting to a working wireless network, the wireless card may be damaged and may have to be replaced.

To prevent injury, make sure the laptop is unplugged before removing the battery.
  • To prevent injury, make sure the laptop is unplugged before removing the battery.

  • Make sure the switch in the upper right corner of the laptop is switched to the "unlock" position (toward the unlocked padlock icon).

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Pull the switch on the upper lefthand corner of the laptop towards the unlocked padlock icon. Firmly pull the battery outwards and away from the laptop. Firmly pull the battery outwards and away from the laptop.
  • Pull the switch on the upper lefthand corner of the laptop towards the unlocked padlock icon.

  • Firmly pull the battery outwards and away from the laptop.

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Loosen the 3mm Phillips #0 screw from the back of the WiFi card backplate. The screw will remain in the backplate.
  • Loosen the 3mm Phillips #0 screw from the back of the WiFi card backplate.

  • The screw will remain in the backplate.

  • Lift upwards on the back plate to remove it.

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Use the plastic opening tool to gently pry upwards on the two connecting cables to remove them.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to gently pry upwards on the two connecting cables to remove them.

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Remove the 2 mm Phillips #0 screw.
  • Remove the 2 mm Phillips #0 screw.

  • The card will lift itself up 30° after the screw has been removed.

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Hold the WiFi card on both sides and pull outwards to remove it. Hold the WiFi card on both sides and pull outwards to remove it.
  • Hold the WiFi card on both sides and pull outwards to remove it.

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Conclusion

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

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