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If your wifi isn't working, it might just be a loose connection to your wireless card. Follow this guide to replace your wireless card.

  1. HP dv5-1125nr WLAN Card Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Ensure your computer is shut down. Removing the battery while the laptop is still on may corrupt your files. Remove any power adapters and cords connected to the laptop body.

    • Slide the switch to the left until the release clicks.

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    • Remove the battery.

    • The release switch may need to be held down while removing the battery.

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    • Remove the two 5mm Phillips screws on the hard drive cover using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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    • Remove the plastic hard drive cover.

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    • Pull up on the two plastic flaps on the hard drive enclosure to remove it.

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    • Gently lift the ribbon cable away from the hard drive enclosure to free the drive.

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    • Locate four 2mm Phillips screws on the side of the enclosure and remove them using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

    • Slide the hard drive out of the enclosure to complete the removal process.

  8. HP dv5-1125nr WLAN Card Replacement, WLAN Card: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Locate the wireless card and the two wires attached to it.

    • Caution: Prying on the WLAN card wires in the wrong direction could damage your wireless card. Make sure to lift straight up when removing the wires.

    • Using a plastic spudger tool, carefully lift up on each wire connecting the card to unsnap the connectors.

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    • Locate the 2.5mm Phillips screw on the corner of the WLAN card and remove it using a Phillips #000 screwdriver.

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    • Upon removing the screw, the WLAN card will pop up. Keeping a natural angle, slide the card out of the slot.

    • The card is now free from your computer.

Conclusion

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

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