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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

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  1. HP Chromebook 11 G4 Wi-Fi Card Replacement, Keyboard: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

    • 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.

  6. HP Chromebook 11 G4 Wi-Fi Card Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  9. HP Chromebook 11 G4 Wi-Fi Card Replacement, Wi-Fi Card: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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