1. Turn off down the computer, and unplug the computer from all external power sources.
    • Turn off down the computer, and unplug the computer from all external power sources.

    • Shut the screen, and lay the computer face-down on a flat, sturdy surface. Orient the computer to match the image.

    • Locate the battery release switch, as indicated in the image. Sliding this switch from right to left will release the battery.

    • Remove the battery.

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  2. Remove the two 5mm screws securing the right side of the RAM cover to the computer frame.
    • Remove the two 5mm screws securing the right side of the RAM cover to the computer frame.

    • Lift the right side of the RAM cover to remove.

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    • The wifi card is connected to the computer with the two antenna lead wires.

    • Note where the white AUX wire and the black MAIN wire connect to the wifi card before disconnecting.

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    • Disconnect the antenna leads from the wifi card by lifting the gold ends of the wires off the prongs on the wifi card.

      • The white wire connects to the AUX terminal.

      • The black wire connects to the MAIN terminal.

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    • Remove the two 6.0mm screws securing the wifi card to the computer.

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    • Remove the wifi card.

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    • Remove the two 11.0mm screws at the corners on either side of the battery compartment.

    • Remove the three 6.0mm screws.

    • Remove the two 5.0mm screws.

    • Remove the 6.0mm screw in the middle of the battery compartment.

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    • Turn the computer over and open the screen. This provides access to the screen hinges.

    • The keyboard switch cover is attached to the computer with a series of snaps. With a flathead screwdriver, pry up the switch cover until it pops free.

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    • Be careful not to bend the keyboard switch cover too far when removing it.

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    • Next, remove the keyboard. Push on the keyboard frame above the function keys and slide the keyboard toward the screen.

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    • Carefully lift the trackpad-side edge of the keyboard to reveal the LED and keyboard cable connectors.

    • Detach the cable connectors from the computer by gripping each cable connector close to the computer contact point and pulling up gently.

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    • This step is for replacing the keyboard only. If you are not replacing the keyboard, skip this step.

      • Lay the keyboard face down.

      • Remove the four 3.00mm screws that attach the keyboard to the keyboard frame.

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    • This step is for replacing the keyboard only. If you are not replacing the keyboard, skip this step.

      • Lift the keyboard off the keyboard frame.

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    • Use the plastic prying tool to disconnect the screen cable from the system board.

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    • Remove the four 7.0mm screws securing the screen to the computer.

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    • Separate the screen from the computer frame by lifting the screen straight up.

    • Disconnect the PCI wires by pulling them free of the computer.

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Conclusion

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

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To reinstall the PCI WIRES I'm finding no other way to reattach them except by removing the outer cover AND RE-ATTACHING. . I will finish-up the repair and send you my results

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