Introduction

This Guide will be showing how to remove and replace and Wireless Card from the Motherboard using the iFixit J00 Screwdriver.

Power down the laptop and detach the charging cord (failure to do so can result in electrical shock).
  • Power down the laptop and detach the charging cord (failure to do so can result in electrical shock).

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Flip the laptop upside down so that the bottom is facing you. Push the slide on the right toward the center of the laptop, releasing the battery latch. Lift the battery up and away from the laptop.
  • Flip the laptop upside down so that the bottom is facing you.

  • Push the slide on the right toward the center of the laptop, releasing the battery latch.

  • Lift the battery up and away from the laptop.

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Insert the plastic opening tool between the keyboard and the palm rest. Pry upwards until the keyboard section detaches from the laptop. Repeat this around the edge of the entire keyboard.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool between the keyboard and the palm rest.

  • Pry upwards until the keyboard section detaches from the laptop.

  • Repeat this around the edge of the entire keyboard.

  • Sections will make loud snapping noises as they detach from the palm rest - this is normal.

there are 2 screws on the back that are marked with a mini keyboard. these have to be removed before lifting the keyboard

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Lift the  keyboard slowly up until the connecting cable is exposed. Carefully lift the flap on the ZIF connector using a fingernail or plastic opening tool. This will release the cable.
  • Lift the keyboard slowly up until the connecting cable is exposed.

  • Carefully lift the flap on the ZIF connector using a fingernail or plastic opening tool. This will release the cable.

  • Detach the cable.

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Unscrew the 10 6.0 mm screws under the keyboard housing with a Philips #0 head screwdriver. Unscrew the 10 6.0 mm screws under the keyboard housing with a Philips #0 head screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the 10 6.0 mm screws under the keyboard housing with a Philips #0 head screwdriver.

2 of these marked locations are the holes for the keyboard screws

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Insert the plastic opening tool into the seam between the palm rest and the laptop. Pry upwards until the palm rest separates from the laptop. Repeat this process around the entire computer.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the seam between the palm rest and the laptop.

  • Pry upwards until the palm rest separates from the laptop.

  • Repeat this process around the entire computer.

  • These steps will be similar to the ones you took to remove the keyboard. Again, you will hear snapping noises.

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Lift upwards to remove the palm rest.
  • Lift upwards to remove the palm rest.

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Remove the two 4.0 mm screws using a Philips #00 head screwdriver. Remove the two 4.0 mm screws using a Philips #00 head screwdriver.
  • Remove the two 4.0 mm screws using a Philips #00 head screwdriver.

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Detach the two wires connecting to the motherboard to the wireless card. Detach the two wires connecting to the motherboard to the wireless card.
  • Detach the two wires connecting to the motherboard to the wireless card.

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Slide the card upwards and outwards to detach it from the motherboard. Slide the card upwards and outwards to detach it from the motherboard.
  • Slide the card upwards and outwards to detach it from the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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