Introduction

The WiFi card should be replaced if necessary, it would be too costly and timely to try and repair the WiFi card. This process is easily done within four easy steps and requires one step more than the keyboard replacement guide.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn the laptop over and locate the lock  and battery release switches. Unlock the battery by changing the switch on the right from locked to unlocked by sliding the switch outward. Turn the laptop over and locate the lock  and battery release switches. Unlock the battery by changing the switch on the right from locked to unlocked by sliding the switch outward.
  • Turn the laptop over and locate the lock and battery release switches. Unlock the battery by changing the switch on the right from locked to unlocked by sliding the switch outward.

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Hold the release switch and pull out the battery towards you. Hold the release switch and pull out the battery towards you.
  • Hold the release switch and pull out the battery towards you.

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To start, open the laptop so the display screen is bent fully back with the display facing upward, parallel to the surface you are working on. Using a Phillips #00 (flat-head) screwdriver (or wedge prying tool) above the F1 key, separate the plastic from the body of the laptop. Don't worry about breaking it! You will need to forcefully wedge the screwdriver under the plastic, simultaneously pushing upward and forward. Once you have popped this section up, work on pulling the rest of this plastic piece up, working from left to right. Just using your hands to pull upward on the plastic will work. Don't worry about breaking it! You will need to forcefully wedge the screwdriver under the plastic, simultaneously pushing upward and forward. Once you have popped this section up, work on pulling the rest of this plastic piece up, working from left to right. Just using your hands to pull upward on the plastic will work.
  • To start, open the laptop so the display screen is bent fully back with the display facing upward, parallel to the surface you are working on. Using a Phillips #00 (flat-head) screwdriver (or wedge prying tool) above the F1 key, separate the plastic from the body of the laptop.

  • Don't worry about breaking it! You will need to forcefully wedge the screwdriver under the plastic, simultaneously pushing upward and forward. Once you have popped this section up, work on pulling the rest of this plastic piece up, working from left to right. Just using your hands to pull upward on the plastic will work.

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Remove the plastic piece from the body of the laptop so that you can now see the two speakers in each corner. Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, unscrew two 3mm screws located at the top corners of the keyboard. (Labeled in picture 2 in this step section.) Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, unscrew two 3mm screws located at the top corners of the keyboard. (Labeled in picture 2 in this step section.)
  • Remove the plastic piece from the body of the laptop so that you can now see the two speakers in each corner.

  • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, unscrew two 3mm screws located at the top corners of the keyboard. (Labeled in picture 2 in this step section.)

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Lift the keyboard up carefully. Undo the ribbon that connects the keyboard to the body of the laptop. Undo the ribbon that connects the keyboard to the body of the laptop.
  • Lift the keyboard up carefully.

  • Undo the ribbon that connects the keyboard to the body of the laptop.

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After removing the keyboard completely from the body of the laptop you will have a view of the WiFi card and other components of the inner laptop. (WiFi card labeled in picture 1 of this step section.) After locating the WiFi card, the first step is to disconnect the the attached wires. (This is labeled in picture 2 of this step section.) After disconnecting the wires, you can detach the WiFi card by pressing down on the clip that fastens the WiFi card located on the right side.
  • After removing the keyboard completely from the body of the laptop you will have a view of the WiFi card and other components of the inner laptop. (WiFi card labeled in picture 1 of this step section.)

  • After locating the WiFi card, the first step is to disconnect the the attached wires. (This is labeled in picture 2 of this step section.)

  • After disconnecting the wires, you can detach the WiFi card by pressing down on the clip that fastens the WiFi card located on the right side.

  • When you detach the card you will be able to pick the WiFi card up by sliding it out of position. Success!

  • You can now replace the WiFi card with another and reassemble the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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