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.

Image 1/1: Make sure the switch in the upper right corner of the laptop is switched to the "unlock" position (toward the unlocked padlock icon).
  • 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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Image 1/3: Firmly pull the battery outwards and away from the laptop. Image 2/3: Firmly pull the battery outwards and away from the laptop. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: The screw will remain in the backplate. Image 2/2: Lift upwards on the back plate to remove it.
  • 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.

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Image 1/1: The card will lift itself up 30° after the screw has been removed.
  • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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