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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

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  1. Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 LAN Card Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Unplug and power off the laptop.

    • Unscrew the two 9 mm Phillips #1screws holding the battery in place.

  2. Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 LAN Card Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 LAN Card Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  3. Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 LAN Card Replacement, Back Panel: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Unscrew the 10 9.0 mm screws holding the back panel on using a Phillips head #1 screwdriver.

  4. Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 LAN Card Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 LAN Card Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  5. Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 LAN Card Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 LAN Card Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  6. Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 LAN Card Replacement, LAN Card: step 6, image 1 of 2 Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 LAN Card Replacement, LAN Card: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  7. Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 LAN Card Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 5.0 mm screws, using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, once the cable is out of the way.

  8. Toshiba Satellite C55-C5268 LAN Card Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the card out of the laptop to replace it.

Conclusion

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

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