Introduction

The wireless card allows the user to wirelessly connect to the internet if Wifi is available. If you are experiencing trouble with your wireless connection, replacement of your wireless card may be necessary. Following the this guide will allow you to easily replace your wireless card.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Make sure the battery lock switch is switched to the unlocked position. The battery is unlocked when the battery lock switch is slid to the side with an image of an unlocked lock. The battery is unlocked when the battery lock switch is slid to the side with an image of an unlocked lock.
    • Make sure the battery lock switch is switched to the unlocked position.

      • The battery is unlocked when the battery lock switch is slid to the side with an image of an unlocked lock.

  2. Slide the battery release switch to the left. The switch is spring loaded, so you must hold the switch in place while removing the battery.
    • Slide the battery release switch to the left.

    • The switch is spring loaded, so you must hold the switch in place while removing the battery.

  3. Using a finger, lift up the battery. The battery release switch must be held in place.
    • Using a finger, lift up the battery.

    • The battery release switch must be held in place.

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  5. Remove the 5 Phillips screws holding the panel in place. These screws are permanently fastened to the panel; they are designed to be removed only partially to avoid loss. These screws are permanently fastened to the panel; they are designed to be removed only partially to avoid loss.
    • Remove the 5 Phillips screws holding the panel in place.

    • These screws are permanently fastened to the panel; they are designed to be removed only partially to avoid loss.

  6. Use a finger to remove the panel by lifting up on the provided removal tab. Use a finger to remove the panel by lifting up on the provided removal tab. Use a finger to remove the panel by lifting up on the provided removal tab.
    • Use a finger to remove the panel by lifting up on the provided removal tab.

  7. Remove the black and the white antenna wires attached to the wireless card. Using a plastic removal tool, gently pop the connections apart. Using a plastic removal tool, gently pop the connections apart.
    • Remove the black and the white antenna wires attached to the wireless card.

    • Using a plastic removal tool, gently pop the connections apart.

  8. Remove the screws holding the wireless card in place. Two 3.6 mm Phillips screws.
    • Remove the screws holding the wireless card in place.

      • Two 3.6 mm Phillips screws.

  9. The wireless card will automatically pop up allowing for easy removal.
    • The wireless card will automatically pop up allowing for easy removal.

  10. Pull to remove the wireless card. Pull to remove the wireless card.
    • Pull to remove the wireless card.

Conclusion

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

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