Introduction

If you're experiencing problems connecting to the internet there may be issues with your wireless card. The replacement requires the flat end of a spudger and a Phillips J0 head screwdriver. The cost of a wireless card ranges between $7 to $20.

Parts

No parts required.

The tools needed are the blunt edge of the spudger and a Phillips J0 head screwdriver.
  • The tools needed are the blunt edge of the spudger and a Phillips J0 head screwdriver.

  • Ensure your device is powered off before continuing.

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Turn the laptop over to begin. Remove the two 40 mm screws with a Phillips  J0 head screwdriver.
  • Turn the laptop over to begin.

  • Remove the two 40 mm screws with a Phillips J0 head screwdriver.

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The WiFi card is found near the bottom of the panel. The WiFi card is found near the bottom of the panel.
  • The WiFi card is found near the bottom of the panel.

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Do not use the metal precision tweezers as shown. Using the blunt end  of the spudger, wedge the spudger beneath the connector and pull straight up to remove the white wire. Repeat to remove the black connector. When reinstalling these U.FL connectors, hold the connector in place and gently push down. The connector should snap into place like a button.
  • Do not use the metal precision tweezers as shown.

  • Using the blunt end of the spudger, wedge the spudger beneath the connector and pull straight up to remove the white wire. Repeat to remove the black connector.

  • When reinstalling these U.FL connectors, hold the connector in place and gently push down. The connector should snap into place like a button.

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Remove the two 40 mm screws using a Phillips J0 head screwdriver. Lift and remove the WiFi card. Lift and remove the WiFi card.
  • Remove the two 40 mm screws using a Phillips J0 head screwdriver.

  • Lift and remove the WiFi card.

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Conclusion

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

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