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.

  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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Conclusion

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

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