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Introduction

Updating your Wi-Fi Card can give you a faster connection and greater range. Allowing your computer to take full advantage of high speed internet.

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  • Flip the laptop upside down and remove battery by pressing inward on the two latches holding the battery in.

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  • Unscrew the four (2.5 mm Phillips) screws (Use Phillips #0 Screwdriver).

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  • Flip laptop over and open it.

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  • Slightly push up while lifting up on the power button panel to release the panel.

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  • Unscrew the four (2.5 mm Phillips) screws holding the keyboard in (Use Phillips #0 Screwdriver).

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Image 1/2: Keyboard is still connected via a ribbon cable. Image 2/2: Move the keyboard slightly to the left to have access to the keyboard ribbon cable.
  • Carefully (holding both sides of the keyboard), push up and lift slightly.

  • Keyboard is still connected via a ribbon cable.

  • Move the keyboard slightly to the left to have access to the keyboard ribbon cable.

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  • Use the black spudger to lift the black latch holding the keyboard ribbon cable.

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  • Unscrew the three (2.5 mm Phillips) screws holding the bottom touchpad panel.

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Image 1/1: Keyboard is connected via a wire to the back of the panel.
  • Carefully slide the bottom panel to the right.

  • Keyboard is connected via a wire to the back of the panel.

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Image 1/1: Keep an eye on the ZIF connector underneath, make sure it is not pulled accidentally.
  • Flip the bottom touchpad panel directly towards the screen, being sure to not lift it too high.

  • Keep an eye on the ZIF connector underneath, make sure it is not pulled accidentally.

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  • Using the black spudger, slightly pry up on the ZIF connector and lift out the wire carefully.

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Image 1/1: Be careful not to break the cords.
  • Use black spudger to detach the two antenna cable connectors to the Wi-Fi card.

  • Be careful not to break the cords.

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Image 1/1: Be careful because upon the last turn of the screw, the Wi-Fi card lifts up slightly.
  • Unscrew the two (2.5 mm Phillips) screws holding the wifi card in.

  • Be careful because upon the last turn of the screw, the Wi-Fi card lifts up slightly.

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  • Pull the Wi-Fi card towards the left to remove.

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Conclusion

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

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