A Caution Before performing any of the procedures listed below read and follow the safety instructions in the System Information Guide

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1. Ensure that the work surface is flat and clean to prevent scratching the computer cover.

2. Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and then shut down the computer.

3. If the computer is connected to a media base (docked), undock it. See the documentation that came with the media base for instructions.

4. Disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet.

5. Wait 10 to 20 seconds and then disconnect any attached devices.

6. Remove any installed PC Cards or blanks, battery, and devices.

Q NOTICE: Handle modules by their edges, and do not touch the components on a module. Ground yourself by touching a metal connector on the back of the computer, and continue to do so periodically during this procedure.

7. Turn the computer over and loosen the two captive screws on the modem cover, and remove the cover.


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8. If a modem is not already installed, go to step 10.

9. If you are replacing a modem, 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.

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10. Connect the modem cable to the modem.

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

11. Align the modem with the screw hole and press the modem into the connector on the system board.

12. Install the screw to secure the modem to the system board.

13. Replace the cover.

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