Introduction

The LAN card is important for internet connectivity. If you're having issues connecting to a router, and are sure it's a hardware problem, this is the place to look.

Parts

No parts required.

Unplug and power off the laptop.
  • Unplug and power off the laptop.

  • Opening the inside of the laptop before it is completely off poses safety risk of electric shock.

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Unscrew the two 9.0mm screws holding the battery in place using a #1 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the two 9.0mm screws holding the battery in place using a #1 Phillips screwdriver.

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  • Grab the battery and pull it away from the laptop to remove it.

  • This doesn't require a lot of effort, so you don't have to pull too hard.

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  • Unscrew the 10 9.0 mm screws holding the back panel on using a Phillips head #1 screwdriver.

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  • Using a metal spudger can damage sensitive components.

  • Insert a metal spudger tool in the seam between the back cover and the laptop itself. Gently run the spudger around the edge to pop the cover off.

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  • Pry up the back panel from the rest of the laptop using a spudger.

  • It is best to start around the USB port and work your way around the edge until the panel completely snaps off.

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  • Gently remove the ribbon cable from the clip its held in. Peel back the tape holding it in and pull the cable straight out. It is not necessary to unclip the holder.

  • The correct ribbon has a blue ends labeled with LAN.

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  • Remove the two 5.0 mm screws, using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, once the cable is out of the way.

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  • Lift the card out of the laptop to replace it.

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Conclusion

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

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