Introduction

This guide details how to replace the wireless card on an HP 15-d076nr. If your laptop does not connect to the internet properly, this may be the guide for you.

  1. Orient the laptop upside down so that the back of the laptop, where the battery is located, faces you.
    • Orient the laptop upside down so that the back of the laptop, where the battery is located, faces you.

    • Locate the left and right switches at the bottom of the laptop.

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  2. Move the right switch to the left so that the orange unlock symbol is showing.
    • Move the right switch to the left so that the orange unlock symbol is showing.

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    • Move the left switch to the right, covering the battery symbol, and hold.

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    • While holding the left switch in place, slide the battery towards you and away from the laptop.

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    • Re-orient the laptop, so that the back of the laptop faces away from you.

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    • Locate the small screw on the panel at the center of the laptop.

    • Loosen the small screw using a Philips # 1 screwdriver.

    • The screw does not come free from the panel. It only needs to be loosened enough so that the panel can be lifted/pried.

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    • Carefully pry the middle panel up using a plastic spudger, or other prying tool .

    • Pull the panel away from the laptop and set it off to the side.

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    • Gently wiggle and lift the black antenna wire away from the wireless card.

    • If there is also a white wire attached, both black and white wires will need to be removed from the wireless card.

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    • Locate the Phillips 2.0x3.0mm screw on the upper left corner of the wireless card.

    • Carefully remove the 2.0x3.0mm screw using a Philips #0 screwdriver.

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    • Slide the wireless card to the left to remove it from the socket.

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Conclusion

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

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