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^^ NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as a connector on the back of the computer).

^^ NOTICE: To avoid damaging the system board, you must remove the main battery before you begin working inside the computer.

1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 81.

2 Turn the computer over and loosen the captive screws from the modem cover.

3 Place your finger under the cover at the indentation and lift the cover open.

4 Remove the existing modem:

a Remove the screw securing the modem to the system board, and set it aside.

b Pull straight up on the attached pull-tab to lift the modem out of its connector on the system board, and disconnect the modem cable.

5 Install the replacement modem:

a Connect the modem cable to the modem.

O NOTICE: The connectors are keyed to ensure correct insertion. If you feel resistance, check the connectors and realign the card.

b Align the modem with the screw holes and press the modem into the connector on the system board.

c Replace the screw that secures the modem to the system board.

6 Replace the modem cover.

Mini PCI Card

If you ordered a Mini PCI card with your computer, the card is already installed.

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