Introduction

Provides detail on removing the modem card from the laptop

Parts

No parts required.

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

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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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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

After loosening the four moveable tabs at the screen end you simply pull slightly to the right to loosen the left side and then up to loose the five tabs in the lower end, then flip keyboard over so keys face the screen.

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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

There is no need at all to loosen any ribbon cables, after flipping keyboard so it faces keys against screen you can simply remove the RAM. Don't fiddle with the ribbon cables.

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Locate the modem card and remove the 2 M2.5×4.0 screws The modem card is it is plugged into a connector on the logic board.  Gently lift the card up and out of the laptop
  • Locate the modem card and remove the 2 M2.5×4.0 screws

  • The modem card is it is plugged into a connector on the logic board. Gently lift the card up and out of the laptop

  • A plastic spudger may be useful in lifting the card out

  • Be careful as there is a small cable connected to the edge of the modem card closest to the LCD display

  • Disconnect the cable from the modem card to complete removal

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Conclusion

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

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