Wireless Mini Card

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

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the

Product Information Guide.

^^ NOTICE: To help prevent damage to the system board, you must remove the battery from the battery bay before you begin working inside the computer.

1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 109.

2 Remove the hinge cover. See "Hinge Cover" on page 118.

3 Remove the keyboard. See "Keyboard" on page 119.

4 If a Mini-Card is not already installed, go to step 5. If you are replacing a Mini-Card, remove the existing card:

a Disconnect the two antenna cables from the Mini-Card.

2 antenna cables (2)

3 antenna cable connectors (2)

1 Mini-Card

2 antenna cables (2)

3 antenna cable connectors (2)

b Release the Mini-Card by pushing the metal securing tabs toward the back of the computer until the card pops up slightly.

c Lift the Mini-Card out of its system board connector.

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

5 Install the replacement Mini-Card:

a Insert the Mini-Card connector into the system board connector at a 45-degree angle, and then press the other end of the Mini-Card down into the securing tabs until the card clicks into place.

O NOTICE: To avoid damage to the Mini-Card, never place cables under the card.

b Connect the two antenna cables to the Mini-Card (black cable to the connector labeled "aux" and the white cable to the connector labeled "main").

1 system board connector 2 antenna cables (2) 3 antenna cable connectors (2)

1 system board connector 2 antenna cables (2) 3 antenna cable connectors (2)

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