Introduction

The HP Pavilion dv5000 Wifi Card allows for wireless network connectivity. It is located on the mother board, beneath the RAM memory/Wifi compartment cover.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Shut the screen, and lay the computer face-down on a flat, sturdy surface. Orient the computer to match the image.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Lift the right side of the RAM cover to remove. Image 2/3: Lift the right side of the RAM cover to remove. Image 3/3: Lift the right side of the RAM cover to remove.
  • Remove the two 5.0mm 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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Image 1/1: Note where the white AUX wire and the black MAIN wire connect to the wifi card before disconnecting.
  • 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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Image 1/2: The white wire connects to the AUX terminal. Image 2/2: The black wire connects to the MAIN terminal.
  • 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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Conclusion

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

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