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HP Notebook PCs - Steps for Removing and Replacing the Wireless LAN Minicard

This document provides instructions for the removal and replacement of the wireless LAN minicard for the HP510 series notebook PCs.
Use the video as a guide while following the written instructions below.
To view the video press the Play button on the player control bar below the video.
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To restart the video press the Rewind button on the player control bar below the video.
  note:
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Step 1 - Remove the battery
  1. Slide both battery release latches toward the inside of the notebook simultaneously to partially eject the battery.
  2. Slide the battery out of the battery bay.
Step 2 - Remove the wireless LAN Minicard
  1. Loosen the captive P1 Phillips-head screw that secures the memory/wireless LAN Mini PCI card cover to the bottom of the notebook.
  2. Use your finger or a flat-bladed tool to lift the edge of the memory/wireless LAN Mini PCI card cover and remove it.
  3. Carefully disconnect the two wireless antenna cables from the wireless LAN Mini PCI card by grasping the connectors with a small needlenose pliers or tweezers.
      caution:
    Use care when disconnecting the wireless antenna cables from the wireless LAN Mini PCI card. Damaged cables or connectors can degrade notebook performance.
  4. Push both arms outward simultaneously to release the wireless LAN Mini PCI card to the spring tension position.
  5. Grasp the wireless LAN Mini PCI card by the edges and pull gently to remove it.
  6. Place the wireless LAN Mini PCI card in a static dissipative bag.
Step 3 - Replace the wireless LAN Minicard
  1. Remove the wireless LAN Mini PCI card from the static dissipative bag.
  2. Locate the alignment slot and align it to the board receptacle.
  3. Grasp the wireless LAN Mini PCI card by the edges and push gently to replace it.
  4. Press the wireless LAN Mini PCI card down to latch the arms.
  5. Reconnect the two wireless antenna cables to the wireless LAN Mini PCI card.
  6. Toe the memory/wireless LAN Mini PCI card cover into the enclosure.
  7. Tighten the captive P1 Phillips-head screw.
Step 4 - Replace the battery
  1. Slide the battery into the battery bay until it is properly seated and the release latches click.

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