Introduction

The Wi-Fi adapter receives a signal from a wireless router and gives the laptop the ability to connect to a network and internet without the use of wires. Please refer to the Wi-Fi Troubleshooting Guide to determine if your Wi-Fi adapter needs replaced.

Remove the two 7 mm Phillips #1 screws that hold the battery in place.
  • Remove the two 7 mm Phillips #1 screws that hold the battery in place.

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Pull the battery from laptop. Pull the battery from laptop. Pull the battery from laptop.
  • Pull the battery from laptop.

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Remove the ten 7 mm Phillips #1 screws that secure the back cover. Remove the ten 7 mm Phillips #1 screws that secure the back cover.
  • Remove the ten 7 mm Phillips #1 screws that secure the back cover.

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Wedge the tip of a plastic opening tool between the back cover and the metal frame.
  • Wedge the tip of a plastic opening tool between the back cover and the metal frame.

  • Twist the plastic opening tool, while wedged, in order to release the retaining tabs from the frame.

  • Repeat these steps in a circular pattern around the laptop to release all retaining tabs.

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Once all retaining tabs are released from the frame, you can pull up on the back cover to remove it.
  • Once all retaining tabs are released from the frame, you can pull up on the back cover to remove it.

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Using the pointed end of the Spudger, gently disconnect the antenna (white and black wires) from the Wi-Fi adapter.
  • Using the pointed end of the Spudger, gently disconnect the antenna (white and black wires) from the Wi-Fi adapter.

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Remove the single 4 mm Phillips #1 screw holding the Wi-Fi adapter in place.
  • Remove the single 4 mm Phillips #1 screw holding the Wi-Fi adapter in place.

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While grabbing the Wi-Fi adapter on both sides, gently pull away from the socket in the direction of the removed screw.
  • While grabbing the Wi-Fi adapter on both sides, gently pull away from the socket in the direction of the removed screw.

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Conclusion

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

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George, do you know where the graphics chip is at on that motherboard?

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