Introduction

The Wi-Fi adapter is a crucial piece of hardware in your laptop, allowing access to the Internet via Wi-Fi connection. If you're having problems with connecting to the Wi-Fi, the wifi adapter could be the reason, so you could use this guide to remove and repair or replace the Wi-Fi adapter.

Image 1/2: Locate the small panel under the battery, which houses the wifi adapter, and unscrew the one 5mm Phillips #0 screw holding the panel in place. Image 2/2: Remove the panel and set it aside.
  • Start with the bottom of the laptop facing up.

  • Locate the small panel under the battery, which houses the wifi adapter, and unscrew the one 5mm Phillips #0 screw holding the panel in place.

    • Remove the panel and set it aside.

    • Be careful not to snap the 2 tabs on the sides of the panel when pulling it out.

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  • Unscrew the two 3mm Phillips #0 screw which is located at the corners of the wifi adapter.

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Image 1/2: The wifi adapter is now free to be removed. Image 2/2: When reconnecting the wires for re-installing the wifi adapter, make sure the gold ends are rotated correctly to be properly pushed back in.
  • Pull the 2 black wires with the gold pieces out of the wifi adapter.

  • The wifi adapter is now free to be removed.

    • When reconnecting the wires for re-installing the wifi adapter, make sure the gold ends are rotated correctly to be properly pushed back in.

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Conclusion

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

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