Replacing the Mini-Card(s)
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9.
2 Remove the new Mini-Card from its packaging.
Use firm and even pressure to slide the card into place. If you use
excessive force, you may damage the connector.
The connectors are keyed to ensure correct insertion. If you feel
resistance, check the connectors on the card and on the system board, and realign
To avoid damage to the Mini-Card, never place cables under the card.
3 Insert the Mini-Card connector at a 45-degree angle into the system-board
4 Press the other end of the Mini-Card down into the slot on the system
board and replace the screw that secures the Mini-Card to the system
5 Connect the appropriate antenna cables to the Mini-Card you are
installing. The following table provides the antenna cable color scheme for
the Mini-Cards supported by your computer.
Connectors on the Mini-Card
WLAN (2 antenna cables)
Main WLAN (white triangle)
Auxiliary WLAN (black triangle)
Main WiMaX/WWAN (white
Auxillary WiMaX/WWAN (black
6 If you are replacing the WiMax/WWAN Mini-Card:
Replace the module cover (see "Replacing the Module Cover" on page 20).
7 If you are replacing the WLAN Mini-Card:
(2 antenna cables)
Antenna Cable Color Scheme
white with gray stripe
black with gray stripe