Introduction

The Wi-Fi Card is also called a WLAN Module, and is what connects you to the internet without needing to be attached to a cord.

Parts

No parts required.

Before beginning, make sure that your computer is turned off and all external power cords are disconnected.
  • Before beginning, make sure that your computer is turned off and all external power cords are disconnected.

  • Close the laptop and turn it over, so that the underside is up and the silver battery bay is facing towards you.

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Locate the battery locking latch on the bottom right corner and slide it inward to unlock the battery. Locate the battery release latch on the bottom left and slide it inward. Pull the battery towards you to remove it from the laptop.
  • Locate the battery locking latch on the bottom right corner and slide it inward to unlock the battery.

  • Locate the battery release latch on the bottom left and slide it inward.

  • Pull the battery towards you to remove it from the laptop.

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Locate the service access cover release lever and slide it to the right. While holding the lever to the right, lift up the laptop's bottom cover gently and remove the cover from the laptop. While holding the lever to the right, lift up the laptop's bottom cover gently and remove the cover from the laptop.
  • Locate the service access cover release lever and slide it to the right.

  • While holding the lever to the right, lift up the laptop's bottom cover gently and remove the cover from the laptop.

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If you are performing any installations after the battery, orient the computer so that the underside is up, and the battery port is facing away from you.
  • If you are performing any installations after the battery, orient the computer so that the underside is up, and the battery port is facing away from you.

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Locate the Wi-Fi Card (WLAN Module), near the computer's bottom left corner. Locate the Wi-Fi Card (WLAN Module), near the computer's bottom left corner.
  • Locate the Wi-Fi Card (WLAN Module), near the computer's bottom left corner.

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Disconnect the two cables from the Wi-Fi card by gently lifting them away from the card. There should be two black cables, one labeled with a white sticker, connected to the module. There should be two black cables, one labeled with a white sticker, connected to the module.
  • Disconnect the two cables from the Wi-Fi card by gently lifting them away from the card.

  • There should be two black cables, one labeled with a white sticker, connected to the module.

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Using a 00 Phillips screwdriver, unscrew and remove the two 2.0 x 3.0 Phillips screws securing the Wi-Fi card.
  • Using a 00 Phillips screwdriver, unscrew and remove the two 2.0 x 3.0 Phillips screws securing the Wi-Fi card.

  • The card should tilt up away from the laptop at an angle after removing the screws.

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Remove the Wi-Fi card by gently pulling it out of it's slot at an angle.
  • Remove the Wi-Fi card by gently pulling it out of it's slot at an angle.

  • Be sure to pull gently and at an angle away from you. If the card is pulled straight up, there is a chance it could break or bend.

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Conclusion

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

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