Introduction

The Wi-Fi card is what allows the HP Chromebook 11 G4 to connect to the internet through a wireless connection. However, if the Chromebook does not read a connection to the Wi-Fi card, then it needs to be replaced.

Parts

No parts required.

Position the closed Chromebook with the rubber pads are facing up.
  • Position the closed Chromebook with the rubber pads are facing up.

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Slide the flat end of the spudger under the rubber pads at the upper right-hand and the upper left-hand corners.
  • Slide the flat end of the spudger under the rubber pads at the upper right-hand and the upper left-hand corners.

  • Pry off the rubber pads to reveal a screw under each pad.

  • The rubber pads are attached with a strong adhesive. The force applied may damage the pads.

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  • Remove the eleven 6mm Phillips #1 screws.

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  • Flip over the Chromebook and open it.

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  • Insert the flat end of the spudger between the bottom body of the Chromebook and keyboard body.

  • Slide the spudger along the gap, applying downward pressure to separate the two components.

  • You should hear popping sounds as you slide the spudger along the edge.

  • If the spudger gets stuck while sliding, simply slide the spudger back for a bit, and continue sliding forward.

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  • Lift the bottom of the keyboard assembly to reveal the internal components of the device.

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  • Use the pointed end of the spudger to flip up the black tabs on the two ZIF connectors located on the motherboard.

  • Disconnect the ribbon cables from the motherboard by gently sliding them out of their sockets.

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  • Remove the keyboard assembly by lifting it off the laptop base.

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  • Remove the 4 mm Phillips #1 screw.

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  • Gently slide out the Wi-Fi card away from the motherboard by gripping the edges with your thumb and index finger.

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  • Pop off the white and black wires.

  • The white and black wires have numbered tags on them. These numbers correspond to the numbers on the connection point of the Wi-Fi Card.

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Conclusion

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

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