Introduction

Provides detail on removing the modem card from the laptop

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Flip laptop over and locate the battery release button
    • 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
    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

Conclusion

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

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