Introduction

If your wireless networking card is not working or needs to be replaced / upgraded, follow this guide.

Image 1/2: Using a PH1 bit on your screwdriver, begin by removing the top five (30 mm) screws underneath the battery. Image 2/2: Using a PH1 bit on your screwdriver, begin by removing the top five (30 mm) screws underneath the battery.
  • Start by removing the feet near the LCD hinge of the laptop to reveal two screws.

  • Using a PH1 bit on your screwdriver, begin by removing the top five (30 mm) screws underneath the battery.

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  • Once both feet are removed, two (40 mm) screws will reveal themselves. Unscrew these.

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  • Working your way around the outer edges of the Flex 15, remove the 8 (30 mm) outer screws.

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  • Remove the one (40 mm) screw in the middle of the Flex 15.

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Image 1/3: There is a visible line between the bottom shell of the laptop and the laptop body itself. Image 2/3: There is a visible line between the bottom shell of the laptop and the laptop body itself. Image 3/3: There is a visible line between the bottom shell of the laptop and the laptop body itself.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, make your way around the edge of the laptop.

  • There is a visible line between the bottom shell of the laptop and the laptop body itself.

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Image 1/2: Using excessive force may break the bottom plastic. There are plastic clips along the edge of the laptop. Image 2/2: Using excessive force may break the bottom plastic. There are plastic clips along the edge of the laptop.
  • Make sure to pry evenly around this edge and only remove the bottom of the laptop when it is fully loose.

  • Using excessive force may break the bottom plastic. There are plastic clips along the edge of the laptop.

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Image 1/2: The wireless card has two antennas (black and white cables) that are attached to other parts of the laptop. Image 2/2: The wireless card has two antennas (black and white cables) that are attached to other parts of the laptop.
  • Locate the wireless card. It is located above the black ribbon cable, underneath the battery terminals.

  • The wireless card has two antennas (black and white cables) that are attached to other parts of the laptop.

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Image 1/2: Repeat this step with both the black and the white antennas Image 2/2: Repeat this step with both the black and the white antennas
  • To remove these cables, take your plastic opening tool and gently pry around the metal base above the PCB until the connectors are freed.

  • Repeat this step with both the black and the white antennas

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Image 1/3: Once the screws are removed, the wireless card will tilt upwards. Firmly grab the card with one hand and pull it slowly, diagonally, out of the socket. Image 2/3: To replace this card with a new wireless card, put the contacts back into the socket. The wireless card should be sitting at a 45 degree angle. Image 3/3: To replace this card with a new wireless card, put the contacts back into the socket. The wireless card should be sitting at a 45 degree angle.
  • There are two (30 mm) screws attached to the wireless card underneath the antenna. Remove both of these with your screwdriver (bit PH1).

  • Once the screws are removed, the wireless card will tilt upwards. Firmly grab the card with one hand and pull it slowly, diagonally, out of the socket.

  • To replace this card with a new wireless card, put the contacts back into the socket. The wireless card should be sitting at a 45 degree angle.

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Image 1/3: Line up the white antenna back in the original (left) terminal. Push the antenna gently onto the wireless adapter with one finger. Give it a small tug to ensure it is connected firmly. Image 2/3: Do the same with the black antenna, snapping it onto the right antenna port. Image 3/3: Do the same with the black antenna, snapping it onto the right antenna port.
  • To seat the wireless card, put the two screws back into the card. It should be flush against the base of the laptop.

  • Line up the white antenna back in the original (left) terminal. Push the antenna gently onto the wireless adapter with one finger. Give it a small tug to ensure it is connected firmly.

  • Do the same with the black antenna, snapping it onto the right antenna port.

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Conclusion

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

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