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Introduction

The following instructions will explain how to safely remove the HP EliteBook 745 G2’s Wi-Fi Chip. A Wi-Fi chip receives a wireless signal that enables you to access internet. If you are having connectivity issues, use this troubleshooting guide. If you are still having connectivity issues after troubleshooting, you may need to replace your Wi-Fi chip.

Before you begin, read this guide for instructions on using the anti-static wrist strap listed under tools needed for Wi-Fi chip replacement. It is important to follow steps 1-3 to remove the battery before proceeding further. The electronics inside of the computer are fragile and require caution when handling.

  1. HP EliteBook 745 G2 WiFi Chip Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Gently place the laptop down on a suitable workplace with the back of the laptop facing up

  2. HP EliteBook 745 G2 WiFi Chip Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 HP EliteBook 745 G2 WiFi Chip Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the cover by sliding the lock to the left. You will hear a click once the cover has been unlocked. Gently push down on the cover and slide it towards you to remove it.

  3. HP EliteBook 745 G2 WiFi Chip Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 HP EliteBook 745 G2 WiFi Chip Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Gently lift up on the battery (represented by this cardboard cutout) until it disconnects. Once the battery is disconnected lift away from laptop.

  4. HP EliteBook 745 G2 WiFi Chip Replacement, WiFi Chip: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Attach the anti-static wrist strap to any metal piece on the computer to prevent electrical damage.

  5. HP EliteBook 745 G2 WiFi Chip Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Using precision tweezers grab the coaxial cable leads and disconnect them using steady gentle force.

  6. HP EliteBook 745 G2 WiFi Chip Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Using the Phillips #0, remove the 1.5 mm screw holding the wifi card in place. Once the screws are removed, gently lift the card away from laptop.

Conclusion

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

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