Introduction

Removal of the Wi-Fi Card.

Parts

No parts required.

Unscrew the following screws on the underside of the T42.
  • Unscrew the following screws on the underside of the T42.

    • Note: for ease of reassembly, keep track of which screws go where.

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Unscrew the 4 screws on either side of the rear end of the laptop.
  • Unscrew the 4 screws on either side of the rear end of the laptop.

leave these four screws alone. No need to remove them.

fredwb - Reply

Of course you need to remove them you Dingbat! They are the main anchors of the screen hinges, Doh!

wbcam -

There are tiny numbers showing the lengths of the screws. 1-2-3-4 where 1 is the shortest.

The dark red circles are not very easy to see. How about white ones?

mattikaki - Reply

Flip the laptop over and open the display carefully - the keyboard, palm rest and bezel will be loose.
  • Flip the laptop over and open the display carefully - the keyboard, palm rest and bezel will be loose.

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Maneuver the palm rest away from the keyboard carefully, both the keyboard and palm rest/trackpad will come off together. **WARNING** Both the keyboard and trackpad have connectors to the motherboard. Disconnect these before completely removing either component.
  • Maneuver the palm rest away from the keyboard carefully, both the keyboard and palm rest/trackpad will come off together.

  • **WARNING** Both the keyboard and trackpad have connectors to the motherboard. Disconnect these before completely removing either component.

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To remove Wi-Fi card, first disconnect both display wires on the top right.
  • To remove Wi-Fi card, first disconnect both display wires on the top right.

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Then slide both of the metal pieces holding it down outwards, and it will pop up.
  • Then slide both of the metal pieces holding it down outwards, and it will pop up.

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Carefully pull it out.
  • Carefully pull it out.

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Conclusion

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

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Get the HMM for the laptop! On a few of these, I have had to just pull out the internal wi-fi card, and use a USB wi-fi adapter.

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