Introducción

Replacing the Wi-Fi card itself is quite simple, however, they did not make it easy to get to. To remove the Wi-Fi card you will need to remove most of the internal parts of the computer. All pre-requisite guides are listed and shown above.

  1. Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the seven 90mm screws.
    • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the seven 90mm screws.

    • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the four 50mm screws.

  2. Next, use the plastic opening tool to carefully pop off the keyboard cover panel.
    • Next, use the plastic opening tool to carefully pop off the keyboard cover panel.

    • Be cautious when pulling off the cover because there are cables you will have to disconnect before completely removing the panel.

    • Lift palm rest and unplug keyboard cable and touchpad cable using tweezers. After these two cables have been unplugged you can remove the keyboard cover panel.

    • Lift Palm Rest away.

    • Replace with new palm rest.

    • Remove the four 5mm screws that attach the hard drive bracket using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Lift the hard drive and attached bracket up and out.

    • Remove the four 5mm Phillips #0 screws attaching the bracket to the hard drive.

      • There are 2 screws on each side.

    • Use the plastic opening tool to flip up the small clamp and pull out the ribbon cable.

    • Use 1 or 2 plastic opening tools to push down the small black plastic clips.

    • Pull the board up and out.

    • Locate the I/O board on the left of the computer. Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, unscrew the three 5mm screws to unhinge the screen, which will free the board allowing it to be removed and replaced.

    • Be careful with handling your computer while one side is unhinged; mishandling or over pressuring the other hinge could cause damage to it or the screen.

    • Unplug the power strip connecting to the motherboard with your fingers or plastic opening tool.

    • Make sure the power strip is disconnected before pulling the board out.

    • Slightly pull the unhinged screen up to free the board and remove it.

    • Next, locate the battery in the front of laptop (closest to you).

    • Unplug the battery from the laptop in the upper right hand corner of the battery using tweezers.

    • If battery is not unplugged, motherboard may shock you.

    • Use the Phillips #00 Screwdriver to carefully remove the 6 screws holding the battery in place.

    • Once you have removed all six screws carefully lift the battery out and dispose.

    • Each screw is 50 mm in length and 15 mm in diameter.

    • Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the last five 5mm screws holding the motherboard down.

    • These screws will be marked by diamonds next to the screw holes.

    • Use the plastic opening tool to unclip the two wires from the Wi-Fi card that are connected to the motherboard.

    • Flip the motherboard over and use the plastic opening tool to unplug the black and red wires from the motherboard.

    • Pull up on the motherboard and take it out.

    • Take out the 2.5mm PH #0 screw located on the top of the Wi-Fi card.

    • Lift the card up and pull it out.

Conclusión

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

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