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Introduction

This guide will show you how to locate and remove the WLAN (WiFi) module.

Image 1/3: Push release button to the left to release battery and gently pull battery from the laptop
  • Flip laptop over and locate the battery release button

  • Push release button to the left to release battery and gently pull battery from the laptop

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Image 1/3: Turn the laptop so the keyboard is facing up and locate the 4 retention tabs along the back edge of the keyboard
  • Loosen the three Phillips 2.5×9.0 captive screws that secure the keyboard to the laptop

  • Turn the laptop so the keyboard is facing up and locate the 4 retention tabs along the back edge of the keyboard

  • Slide the retention clips toward the keyboard to release the keyboard

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Image 1/3: Pull  the keyboard slightly towards the display to disengage  the tabs along the front of the keyboard from the laptop palm rest.
  • Use a plastic pry tool to lift the rear edge of the keyboard.

  • Pull the keyboard slightly towards the display to disengage the tabs along the front of the keyboard from the laptop palm rest.

  • Lift the keyboard up to reveal the ribbon connectors

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Image 1/3: Release the smaller ribbon cable by lifting up the white retainer
  • Release the larger ribbon cable by flipping the brown retainer up so it is parallel with the ribbon cable

  • Release the smaller ribbon cable by lifting up the white retainer

  • I found it easier to reinstall both cables with the new keyboard resting on the back edge

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Image 1/3: Use a plastic spugder or similar to carefully remove the 3 antenna wires from the WLAN module.
  • Locate the WLAN module

  • Use a plastic spugder or similar to carefully remove the 3 antenna wires from the WLAN module.

  • The antenna wires are colour coded tabs on them for easy reinstallation so be sure to take note of the correct order. there are coloured tabs on the wires!

  • Remove the 2 M2.5×4.0 screws that secure the WLAN module into the laptop

  • With the screws removed the right hand end of the WLAN module will pop up. You may now simply remove the module from the edge connector.

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Conclusion

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

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