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Introduction

Replacing the WWAN (Wireless Wide Area Network) card is easy and straightforward.

  1. Turn off and unplug the netbook before replacing the battery. Hold the netbook top-side down with the lid closed.
    • Turn off and unplug the netbook before replacing the battery.

    • Hold the netbook top-side down with the lid closed.

    • Slide the plastic battery release latches towards the lock symbols.

    • The left tab unlocks completely, but you will need to hold the right tab towards the lock symbol as you remove the battery.

  2. Slide the battery out from the netbook.
    • Slide the battery out from the netbook.

  3. Turn the netbook to view its edge.
    • Turn the netbook to view its edge.

    • Press both orange eject buttons simultaneously, and use a spudger to pry off the back case.

  4. If the back case does not separate from the netbook easily, use the spudger to pry off the back case by the edge near the battery compartment, and work your way to the sides. The case will then pivot along the front edge.
    • If the back case does not separate from the netbook easily, use the spudger to pry off the back case by the edge near the battery compartment, and work your way to the sides. The case will then pivot along the front edge.

  5. Pull the back case off from the front edge.
    • Pull the back case off from the front edge.

  6. Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the two gold antenna cables from the WWAN card. Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the two gold antenna cables from the WWAN card.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the two gold antenna cables from the WWAN card.

  7. Use a phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the 2 phillips 2.0 and 3.0 mm screws that secure the WWAN to the system board. Use a phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the 2 phillips 2.0 and 3.0 mm screws that secure the WWAN to the system board.
    • Use a phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the 2 phillips 2.0 and 3.0 mm screws that secure the WWAN to the system board.

  8. Remove the WWAN by pulling or Slide away the WWAN card out of its slot at an angle.
    • Remove the WWAN by pulling or Slide away the WWAN card out of its slot at an angle.

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