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If you can't connect to a wireless internet signal, a faulty wireless card is most likely the problem and you’ll have to replace it with a functioning one. This guide will provide you with the steps necessary to replace your old wireless card with a new one, so you can get back to surfing the web!

Flip the device over onto its backside in order to access the battery.
  • Flip the device over onto its backside in order to access the battery.

Flip the device over to expose the backside to access the battery.

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Locate the battery release latch and slide it over to the other side.
  • Locate the battery release latch and slide it over to the other side.

  • A small tool like a pen or screwdriver may be helpful in sliding the latch to release the battery.

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  • Grab the newly ejected battery from the device to completely remove it.

  • When reinserting the new battery, make sure the prongs on the battery are aligned with the corresponding holes on the laptop.

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  • Remove 18 6.0 mm Phillips #00 screws from the bottom of the laptop.

  • Remove 5 6.0 mm Phillip #00 screws from under cover.

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  • Remove three 2.9 mm Phillips #00 screws from the battery compartment.

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  • Separate the bottom panel from the touchpad assembly by inserting a plastic opening tool between them on all four sides.

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  • Pull black ribbon wire from port using tweezers in order to completely separate touchpad assembly from bottom assembly.

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  • Disconnect the two ZIF ports that attach the touchpad assembly to the motherboard.

  • First flip open the flap covering the ribbon using a spudger or fingernail.

  • Second gently pull the ribbon away from the port.

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  • Grab the antenna cable with tweezers and lift up to pull it off.

  • The antenna is the small black cable with the golden head

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  • Remove the one 2.9 mm Phillips #00 screw holding down the wireless card in place.

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  • After the screw is removed, the card will spring upwards slightly. Pull out the old wireless card from its port.

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Conclusion

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

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