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Introduction

Replacing the Wi-Fi card may fix dropping Wi-Fi connections. Replacement may be necessary to regain complete Wi-Fi functionality.

  1. Ensure your device is unplugged and shut down.
    • Ensure your device is unplugged and shut down.

    • Place the laptop down with the cooling vents facing upwards.

  2. Use your finger to slide the latch towards the unlocked position (away from the other latch).  If done correctly you will see red. Slide the second latch to the unlocked position while gently pulling the battery away from the laptop.
    • Use your finger to slide the latch towards the unlocked position (away from the other latch). If done correctly you will see red.

    • Slide the second latch to the unlocked position while gently pulling the battery away from the laptop.

  3. Using the #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the nine 4mm screws on the back panel. Using the #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the nine 4mm screws on the back panel.
    • Using the #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the nine 4mm screws on the back panel.

  4. Gently pull the two rubber feet closest to battery away from the device. Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the 5mm screw under each rubber foot.
    • Gently pull the two rubber feet closest to battery away from the device. Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the 5mm screw under each rubber foot.

  5. Slowly begin working your plastic opening tool along the panel to undo the latches around the laptop. Slowly begin working your plastic opening tool along the panel to undo the latches around the laptop. Slowly begin working your plastic opening tool along the panel to undo the latches around the laptop.
    • Slowly begin working your plastic opening tool along the panel to undo the latches around the laptop.

  6. Remove both antenna wires by pulling upwards gently. Remove both antenna wires by pulling upwards gently.
    • Remove both antenna wires by pulling upwards gently.

  7. Using the #00 Phillips screwdriver, remove one 3mm screw from the network card.
    • Using the #00 Phillips screwdriver, remove one 3mm screw from the network card.

  8. Slide Wi-Fi network card away from motherboard and remove gently. Slide Wi-Fi network card away from motherboard and remove gently.
    • Slide Wi-Fi network card away from motherboard and remove gently.

Conclusion

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

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