Introduction

In this guide, you will learn how to open the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and replace the wireless card.

Using the #0 Phillips screwdriver, loosen the seven cover screws.  they will not come all of the way out.
  • Using the #0 Phillips screwdriver, loosen the seven cover screws. they will not come all of the way out.

Using the spudger pop the cover loose and remove.
  • Using the spudger pop the cover loose and remove.

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Use only plastic tools to disconnect battery cable
  • Use only plastic tools to disconnect battery cable

  • Slide battery connector in the direction if the arrow to disconnect.

  • You can leave the battery or remove it using the red circles for the screw locations.

Remove screw holding the wireless card in place.
  • Remove screw holding the wireless card in place.

Carefully remove the antenna cables and slide out the card in the direction of the arrow.
  • Carefully remove the antenna cables and slide out the card in the direction of the arrow.

  • The gray connector is on the top. The black connector is closer to the battery.

Conclusion

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

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