Replacing the Express Card New Card assembly

Tools you need to complete this task:

Phillips #0 screwdriver

Scribe or non-marring tool

Phillips #0 screwdriver

Screws removed during this task:

To replace the Express Card assembly:

1 Complete the steps in "Preparing the notebook" on page 55.

2 Remove the memory bay cover by following the steps in "Adding or replacing memory modules" on page 57.

3 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, unplug the wireless antennas by following the steps in "Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card" on page 67.

4 Remove the hard drive(s) by following the steps in "Replacing the primary hard drive" on page 64 and "Replacing the secondary hard drive" on page 73.

5 Remove the keyboard cover by following the steps in "Replacing the keyboard cover" on page 78.

6 Remove the keyboard by following the steps in "Replacing the keyboard" on page 80.

7 Remove the LCD assembly by following the steps in "Replacing the LCD assembly" on page 84.

8 Remove the palm rest by following the instructions in "Replacing the palm rest" on page 96.

9 Disconnect the cable from the Express Card assembly. Use a scribe or other non-marring tool to gently push the plug out of the connector.

Expresscard Push Push Socket
Express Card cable connector

10 Remove the screws securing the old Express Card assembly to the notebook.

Screw

10 Remove the screws securing the old Express Card assembly to the notebook.

Screw

Screw

11 Replace the Express Card assembly, then replace the screws removed in Step 10.

12 Connect the Express Card cable to the Express Card assembly.

13 Replace the palm rest by following the steps in "Replacing the palm rest" on page 96.

14 Replace the LCD assembly by following the steps in "Replacing the LCD assembly" on page 84.

15 Replace the keyboard by following the steps in "Replacing the keyboard" on page 80.

16 Replace the keyboard cover by following the steps in "Replacing the keyboard cover" on page 78.

17 Replace the hard drive(s) by following the steps in "Replacing the primary hard drive" on page 64 and "Replacing the secondary hard drive" on page 73.

18 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, reconnect the wireless antennas by following the steps in "Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card" on page 67.

19 Replace the wireless bay cover by following the steps in "Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card" on page 67.

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