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.

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.

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

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.
  • 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.

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

Remove the wifi card.
  • Remove the wifi card.

Conclusion

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

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