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.

Image 1/1: Close the laptop and turn it over, so that the underside is up and the silver battery bay is facing towards you.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Locate the battery release latch on the bottom left and slide it inward. Image 2/3: Pull the battery towards you to remove it from the laptop. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: While holding the lever to the right, lift up the laptop's bottom cover gently and remove the cover from the laptop. Image 2/3: While holding the lever to the right, lift up the laptop's bottom cover gently and remove the cover from the laptop. Image 3/3: 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.

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

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Image 1/3: There should be two black cables, one labeled with a white sticker, connected to the module. Image 2/3: There should be two black cables, one labeled with a white sticker, connected to the module. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/1: The card should tilt up away from the laptop at an angle after removing the screws.
  • 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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Image 1/1: 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.
  • 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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