Introduction

A failing Wi-Fi card can be disastrous to a computers operations. It can prevent the laptop from accessing wireless resources and potentially cutting it off from the Internet. Removing and replacing the Wi-Fi card for this laptop is quick and easy.

Turn off the computer.
  • Turn off the computer.

  • Disconnect the charger from the computer.

  • Flip the computer upside down.

Push the right-hand switch outward into the "unlocked" position. Push the right-hand switch outward into the "unlocked" position.
  • Push the right-hand switch outward into the "unlocked" position.

While holding the battery, use your other hand to push the left clip to the left and pull the battery out. While holding the battery, use your other hand to push the left clip to the left and pull the battery out. While holding the battery, use your other hand to push the left clip to the left and pull the battery out.
  • While holding the battery, use your other hand to push the left clip to the left and pull the battery out.

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The screws are captive to the back panel so they are not to be removed. Using the Phillips #00 Screwdriver,  Loosen the five 5.4 mm screws around the back panel from the laptop.
  • The screws are captive to the back panel so they are not to be removed.

  • Using the Phillips #00 Screwdriver, Loosen the five 5.4 mm screws around the back panel from the laptop.

Using a plastic opening tool, pry the back panel from the laptop.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, pry the back panel from the laptop.

Pull the panel outward from the rest of the laptop. The inside of the laptop will be exposed. From here you can access the CD-ROM drive, hard drive, and Keyboard.
  • Pull the panel outward from the rest of the laptop. The inside of the laptop will be exposed. From here you can access the CD-ROM drive, hard drive, and Keyboard.

Using the plastic opening tool, detach both black and grey cables from the Wi-Fi card.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, detach both black and grey cables from the Wi-Fi card.

Using the Phillips #00 Screwdriver, remove the one 3.4 mm screw from the Wi-Fi card.
  • Using the Phillips #00 Screwdriver, remove the one 3.4 mm screw from the Wi-Fi card.

Remove Wi-Fi card from the laptop by pulling it out.
  • Remove Wi-Fi card from the laptop by pulling it out.

Conclusion

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

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