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Introduction

Without WiFi you can have a hard time getting connected to the internet. This guide will show you how to replace a broken internal WiFi card.

  1. Make sure the laptop is shut down.
    • Make sure the laptop is shut down.

    • Flip the laptop upside down with the battery facing towards you.

  2. Place the pointed end of a spudger into the battery lock and slide it to the left until you hear the battery release.
    • Place the pointed end of a spudger into the battery lock and slide it to the left until you hear the battery release.

  3. Pull the battery towards you to remove it from the laptop.
    • Pull the battery towards you to remove it from the laptop.

  4. Remove all eighteen 8 mm screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Remove all eighteen 8 mm screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  5. Move around the edge with metal spudger and carefully pry apart the clips holding the keyboard in place. Be careful not to break the plastic clips and do not remove the keyboard yet. Be careful not to break the plastic clips and do not remove the keyboard yet.
    • Move around the edge with metal spudger and carefully pry apart the clips holding the keyboard in place.

    • Be careful not to break the plastic clips and do not remove the keyboard yet.

  6. Carefully detach the three ZIF ribbons connected to the motherboard by flipping up the white hinge. Lift up on the keyboard and the whole top should come right off, including the touchpad.
    • Carefully detach the three ZIF ribbons connected to the motherboard by flipping up the white hinge.

    • Lift up on the keyboard and the whole top should come right off, including the touchpad.

  7. Locate the WiFi card on the motherboard.
    • Locate the WiFi card on the motherboard.

  8. Locate the two antenna cables shown. Using a plastic opening tool, remove both antenna cables from the WiFi card by gently prying them up.
    • Locate the two antenna cables shown.

    • Using a plastic opening tool, remove both antenna cables from the WiFi card by gently prying them up.

    • Black on left. White on right.

  9. Remove this 3 mm Phillips #0 screw and the WiFi card should pop up. Make sure antenna cables are removed before removing the screw. Gently lift WiFi card off of the motherboard.
    • Remove this 3 mm Phillips #0 screw and the WiFi card should pop up.

    • Make sure antenna cables are removed before removing the screw.

    • Gently lift WiFi card off of the motherboard.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Very well done - thank you!

glgsolutions - Réponse

np. im glad it worked for you. could you post the exact model you have and was there anything I missed?

daniel sawyer -

Great guide. I would just like to mention a difference I found. My laptop had white connectors and the hinged lock latch was black. So I guess all assemblies aren’t identical. Also, the large connector for the keyboard did not have a locking latch. My model is an E5-571P manufactured 2014/09/15.

Dan O - Réponse

Hi, I want faster Wifi. Which Wifi card do I need to replace for a Acer Aspire e15 e5-571-58E6?

Patrizia Barberio - Réponse

Hi I just bought an upgrade, so I’ll tell you which one I got and if it worked when I get it in the mail in a few weeks.

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