Introduction

Use this guide to replace your wireless card.

Image 1/3: Flip the ThinkPad upside down with the bottom facing you. Image 2/3: Slide the latch on the underside of the ThinkPad to the right into the unlock position. Image 3/3: While holding the latch in the unlock position, lift the battery out with your other hand.
  • Make sure the ThinkPad is off and the power supply is unplugged.

  • Flip the ThinkPad upside down with the bottom facing you.

  • Slide the latch on the underside of the ThinkPad to the right into the unlock position.

  • While holding the latch in the unlock position, lift the battery out with your other hand.

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Image 1/3: Unscrew the three 4mm Phillips #0 screws that bind the panel cover to the Thinkpad. Image 2/3: Lift the panel from the right edge and remove the panel. Image 3/3: Lift the panel from the right edge and remove the panel.
  • Focus on the panel at the center of the Thinkpad.

  • Unscrew the three 4mm Phillips #0 screws that bind the panel cover to the Thinkpad.

  • Lift the panel from the right edge and remove the panel.

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Image 1/3: The first two wires that are on the bottom right can be easily unplugged with your fingers by pulling on the white label that comes with the wire. Image 2/3: For the last wire on the center right, use a plastic opening tool to pry out the wire. Image 3/3: For the last wire on the center right, use a plastic opening tool to pry out the wire.
  • Before removing the wireless card, identify the three wires that need to be removed.

  • The first two wires that are on the bottom right can be easily unplugged with your fingers by pulling on the white label that comes with the wire.

  • For the last wire on the center right, use a plastic opening tool to pry out the wire.

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Image 1/3: The wireless card will pop up at an angle, and can then be easily pulled out. Image 2/3: When reinserting a new wireless card, insert the card at the angle that it popped out. Then simply push the card down to lock it back into the hatch. Image 3/3: When reinserting a new wireless card, insert the card at the angle that it popped out. Then simply push the card down to lock it back into the hatch.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the hinges on the side of the wireless card. These hinges hold the wireless card in place.

  • The wireless card will pop up at an angle, and can then be easily pulled out.

  • When reinserting a new wireless card, insert the card at the angle that it popped out. Then simply push the card down to lock it back into the hatch.

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Conclusion

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

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