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Introduction

In this guide, we will show you how to remove and replace the Wireless Card.

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  1. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Base Panel: étape 1, image 1 de 1
    • Working on an electrical device while plugged in can cause injury due to electrical shock. Ensure that all external power is disconnected from the device.

    • Close the device and turn the device over.

  2. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement: étape 2, image 1 de 1
    • Remove (2) 5 mm Phillips head screws attaching the small access panel to the base using a Phillips # 1 screwdriver.

    • The (2) screws are attached to the base panel with retaining clips and won't completely detach from the panel.

  3. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement: étape 3, image 1 de 3 Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement: étape 3, image 2 de 3 Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement: étape 3, image 3 de 3
    • Remove the small access panel using a heavy duty spudger.

    • CAUTION: Solid-state drives are fragile. Exercise care when handling the hard drive.

    • CAUTION: To avoid data loss, do not remove the solid-state drive while the computer is in sleep or on state.

  4. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Pull Tab: étape 5, image 1 de 1
    • Using the pull tab, pivot the solid-state drive bracket and peel off the bracket from the tabs on the computer base.

  5. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Disconnecting the State Drive: étape 6, image 1 de 1
    • Using the pull tab, disconnect the solid-state drive cable from the system board.

  6. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Remove Screws: étape 7, image 1 de 1
    • Remove the screws that secure the solid-state drive assembly to the computer base.

  7. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Solid-State Drive Assembly Lift: étape 8, image 1 de 2 Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Solid-State Drive Assembly Lift: étape 8, image 2 de 2
    • Lift the solid-state drive assembly off the computer base.

    • Make sure the screws are off the solid-state assembly.

  8. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Slide and Lift: étape 9, image 1 de 1
    • Slide and lift the solid-state drive off the solid-state assembly.

  9. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Replacing the Solid-State Drive: étape 10, image 1 de 1
    • CAUTION: Solid-state drives are fragile. Exercise care when handling the hard drive.

    • Slide the new solid-state drive into the solid-state drive assembly.

  10. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Replace the Screw: étape 11, image 1 de 1
    • Replace the screw that secures the solid-state drive assembly with the screw holes on the computer base.

  11. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Screw Align: étape 12, image 1 de 1
    • Align the screw holes on the solid-state drive assembly with the screw holes on the computer base.

  12. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Screw Replacement: étape 13, image 1 de 1
    • Replace the screws that secure the solid-state drive assembly to the computer base.

  13. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Connecting the Drive: étape 14, image 1 de 1
    • Connect the solid-state drive cable to the system board.

  14. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Aligning Screws: étape 15, image 1 de 1
    • Align the screws on the solid-state drive bracket with the screw holes on the solid-state drive assembly.

  15. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Replacing Screws: étape 16, image 1 de 1
    • Replace the screws that secure the solid-state drive bracket to the solid-state drive assembly.

  16. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Disconnecting the Keyboard: étape 17, image 1 de 1
    • WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in Before Working Inside Your Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer.

    • Lift the latches and disconnect the keyboard and keyboard-backlight cables from the system board

  17. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Removing the Screws: étape 18, image 1 de 2 Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Removing the Screws: étape 18, image 2 de 2
    • Remove the screws that secure the palm-rest assembly to the computer base.

  18. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Popping out the Palm-Rest Assembly: étape 19, image 1 de 1
    • Lift the computer base slightly and push the release tabs on the palm-rest assembly until it pops out.

  19. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Turn the Computer Over: étape 20, image 1 de 1
    • Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible.

  20. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Prying the Edges: étape 21, image 1 de 1
    • Using a plastic scribe, pry up along the edges of the palm-rest assembly.

  21. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Lifting the Palm-Rest Assembly: étape 22, image 1 de 1
    • Gently lift the palm-rest assembly and turn it over.

  22. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Disconnecting the Power-Board Cable: étape 23, image 1 de 2 Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Disconnecting the Power-Board Cable: étape 23, image 2 de 2
    • Lift the connector latch and disconnect the power-button board cable from the system board.

    • Remove the Keyboard.

    • Remove the power-button board.

    • Remove the status-light board.

    • Remove the touchpad.

    • Replace the touchpad.

    • Replace the status-light board.

    • Replace the power-button board.

    • Replace the keyboard.

  23. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Connecting the Power-Button Board Cable: étape 26, image 1 de 1
    • Connect the power-button board cable to the system board.

  24. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Aligning the Palm-Rest Assembly.: étape 27, image 1 de 1
    • Align the palm-rest assembly on the computer base and snap it into place.

    • Close the display and turn the computer over.

    • Replace the screws that secure the palm-rest assembly to the computer base.

    • Connect the keyboard cable and the keyboard-backlight cable to the system board.

  25. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Disconnecting the Touchpad Cable: étape 31, image 1 de 3 Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Disconnecting the Touchpad Cable: étape 31, image 2 de 3 Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Disconnecting the Touchpad Cable: étape 31, image 3 de 3
    • WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in Before Working Inside Your Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer.

    • Lift the connector latches and disconnect the touchpad cable and the status-light cable from the power-button board.

  26. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Peeling the Cables: étape 32, image 1 de 1
    • Peel the touchpad cable and status-light cable off the keyboard bracket.

  27. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Removing the Keyboard Bracket: étape 33, image 1 de 1
    • Lift the keyboard bracket off the palm-rest assembly.

  28. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Remove the Screws: étape 34, image 1 de 1
    • Remove the screws that secure the keyboard to the palm-rest assembly.

  29. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Lifting the Keyboard: étape 35, image 1 de 1
    • Slide and lift the keyboard, along with the cables, off the palm-rest assembly.

  30. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Aligning the Screw Holes: étape 36, image 1 de 1
    • Align the screw holes on the NEW keyboard with the screw holes on the palm-rest assembly.

  31. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Replacing Screws: étape 37, image 1 de 1
    • Replace the screws that secure the keyboard to the palm-rest assembly.

    • Align the screw holes on the keyboard bracket with the screw holes on the palm-rest assembly.

  32. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Replace the Screws: étape 39, image 1 de 1
    • Replace the screws that secure the keyboard bracket to the palm-rest assembly.

  33. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Adhering the Cables: étape 40, image 1 de 2 Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Adhering the Cables: étape 40, image 2 de 2
    • Adhere the touchpad cable and status-light cable to the keyboard bracket.

  34. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Sliding the Cables: étape 41, image 1 de 1
    • Slide the touchpad cable and the status-light cable into their respective connectors on the power-button board and press down the latches to secure the cables.

  35. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Disconnecting the Power-Board Cable: étape 42, image 1 de 2 Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Disconnecting the Power-Board Cable: étape 42, image 2 de 2
    • Lift the connector latch and disconnect the power-button board cable from the power-button board.

  36. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Remove the Screw: étape 43, image 1 de 2 Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Remove the Screw: étape 43, image 2 de 2
    • Remove the screw that secures the power-button board to the palm-rest assembly.

  37. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Lifting the Power-Button Board: étape 44, image 1 de 1
    • Lift the power-button board off the palm-rest assembly.

  38. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Securing the Cable: étape 45, image 1 de 1
    • Slide the power-button board cable into the power-button board connector and press down the latch to secure the cable.

  39. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Align the Screw Hole: étape 46, image 1 de 1
    • Align the screw hole on the power-button board with the screw hole on the palm-rest assembly.

  40. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Replace the Screw: étape 47, image 1 de 1
    • Replace the screw that secures the power-button board to the palm-rest assembly.

  41. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Sliding the Wireless Card: étape 48, image 1 de 2 Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Sliding the Wireless Card: étape 48, image 2 de 2
  42. Dell Alienware 13 Wireless Card Replacement, Sliding the NEW Wireless Card: étape 49, image 1 de 1
    • Slide the wireless NEW card into the wireless-card slot on the system board.

Conclusion

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

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