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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 nc6320, nc6110, nc6120, nx6310, nx6320, nx6110 and nx6120 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.
To stop the video press the Pause button on the player control bar below the video.
To restart the video press the Rewind button on the player control bar below the video.
  note:
Flash Player from Macromedia is required to view this video. Visit the Macromedia website (in English) to download and install Flash Player.
Step 1 - Remove the battery
  1. Slide the battery release latch to the release position.
  2. Slide and hold the battery locking latch to the unlocked position.
  3. Slide the battery out of the battery bay.
Step 2 - Remove the wireless LAN Minicard
  1. Loosen the captive P0 Phillips-head screw that secures the expansion memory/wireless LAN Minicard cover to the bottom of the notebook.
  2. Use your finger or a flat-bladed tool to lift the outside edge of the expansion memory/wireless LAN Minicard cover and remove it.
  3. Carefully disconnect the two wireless antenna cables from the wireless LAN Minicard by grasping the connectors with a small needlenose pliers or tweezers.
      caution:
    Use care when disconnecting the wireless antenna cables from the wireless LAN Minicard. Damaged cables or connectors can degrade notebook performance.
  4. Remove the two 3 mm P0 Phillips-head screws that secure the wireless LAN Minicard to the system board and allow it to release to the spring tension position.
  5. Grasp the wireless LAN Minicard by the edges and pull gently to remove it.
  6. Place the wireless LAN Minicard in a static dissipative bag.
Step 3 - Replace the wireless LAN Minicard
  1. Remove the wireless LAN Minicard from the static dissipative bag.
  2. Locate the alignment slot and align it to the board receptacle.
  3. Grasp the wireless LAN Minicard by the edges and push gently to replace it.
  4. Press the wireless LAN Minicard down and replace the two 3 mm P0 Phillips-head screws that secure the wireless LAN Minicard to the system board.
  5. Reconnect the two wireless antenna cables to the wireless LAN Minicard.
  6. Toe the expansion memory/wireless LAN Minicard cover into the enclosure.
  7. Tighten the captive P0 Phillips-head screw.
Step 4 - Replace the battery
  1. Slide the battery into the battery bay until it is properly seated and the locking latch clicks.

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