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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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