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Introduction

This guide will show you how to locate and remove the WLAN (WiFi) module.

Parts

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  1. Flip laptop over and locate the battery release button Push release button to the left to release battery and gently pull battery from the laptop Push release button to the left to release battery and gently pull battery from the laptop
    • Flip laptop over and locate the battery release button

    • Push release button to the left to release battery and gently pull battery from the laptop

  2. Loosen the three Phillips 2.5×9.0 captive screws that secure the keyboard to the laptop Turn the laptop so the keyboard is facing up and locate the 4 retention tabs along the back edge of the keyboard Slide the retention clips toward the keyboard to release the keyboard
    • Loosen the three Phillips 2.5×9.0 captive screws that secure the keyboard to the laptop

    • Turn the laptop so the keyboard is facing up and locate the 4 retention tabs along the back edge of the keyboard

    • Slide the retention clips toward the keyboard to release the keyboard

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  4. Use a plastic pry tool to lift the rear edge of the keyboard. Pull  the keyboard slightly towards the display to disengage  the tabs along the front of the keyboard from the laptop palm rest. Lift the keyboard up to reveal the ribbon connectors
    • Use a plastic pry tool to lift the rear edge of the keyboard.

    • Pull the keyboard slightly towards the display to disengage the tabs along the front of the keyboard from the laptop palm rest.

    • Lift the keyboard up to reveal the ribbon connectors

  5. Release the larger ribbon cable by flipping the brown retainer up so it is parallel with the ribbon cable Release the smaller ribbon cable by lifting up the white retainer I found it easier to reinstall both cables with the new keyboard resting on the back edge
    • Release the larger ribbon cable by flipping the brown retainer up so it is parallel with the ribbon cable

    • Release the smaller ribbon cable by lifting up the white retainer

    • I found it easier to reinstall both cables with the new keyboard resting on the back edge

  6. Locate the WLAN module Use a plastic spugder or similar to carefully remove the 3 antenna wires from the WLAN module. The antenna wires are colour coded tabs on them for easy reinstallation so be sure to take note of the correct order.  there are coloured tabs on the wires!
    • Locate the WLAN module

    • Use a plastic spugder or similar to carefully remove the 3 antenna wires from the WLAN module.

    • The antenna wires are colour coded tabs on them for easy reinstallation so be sure to take note of the correct order. there are coloured tabs on the wires!

    • Remove the 2 M2.5×4.0 screws that secure the WLAN module into the laptop

    • With the screws removed the right hand end of the WLAN module will pop up. You may now simply remove the module from the edge connector.

Conclusion

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

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