Introduction

How to remove and replace a faulty wireless card on a HP Pavilion p6 desktop computer.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

Before you start make sure that all of the leads have been disconnected from the computer. It is strongly recomended to wait at least 15 minutes after turning it off to allow the computer and internal components to cool down. It is recomended to lay the computer down with the pull tab at the top to allow it to be easily opened.
  • Before you start make sure that all of the leads have been disconnected from the computer.

  • It is strongly recomended to wait at least 15 minutes after turning it off to allow the computer and internal components to cool down.

  • It is recomended to lay the computer down with the pull tab at the top to allow it to be easily opened.

  • It is also worth mentioning at this point that for complete safety when working inside the computer that wearing an anti-static band and touching a grounded metal object before starting is good practice.

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In order to remove the side panel a single screw needs to first be removed. The side panel can then be pulled towards the back of the computer using the pull tab provided. The panel then needs to be rotated as showen in order to remove it from the computer.
  • In order to remove the side panel a single screw needs to first be removed.

  • The side panel can then be pulled towards the back of the computer using the pull tab provided.

  • The panel then needs to be rotated as showen in order to remove it from the computer.

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First locate the wireless card, it should look like this. Next using a spudger or equivalent carefully pry the antenna cable off the wireless card, it should now look like the second picture. A single screw then needs to be removed in order to free the card.
  • First locate the wireless card, it should look like this.

  • Next using a spudger or equivalent carefully pry the antenna cable off the wireless card, it should now look like the second picture.

  • A single screw then needs to be removed in order to free the card.

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The card can then just be easily removed by pulling it out and up. The wireless card should then be kept in a safe place and care taken not to lose the small screw that goes with it.
  • The card can then just be easily removed by pulling it out and up.

  • The wireless card should then be kept in a safe place and care taken not to lose the small screw that goes with it.

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Conclusion

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

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