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Dell Alienware M18x R2 Owner's Manual: Replacing The Wireless Mini-card; Procedure

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WARNING:
information that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in
"Before You Begin" on page 9. For additional safety best practices
information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
dell.com/regulatory_compliance.

Procedure

1
Align the notch on the wireless Mini-Card with the tab on the
system-board connector.
CAUTION:
into place. If you use excessive force, you may damage the connector.
CAUTION:
you feel resistance, check the connectors on the wireless Mini-Card
and on the system board, and realign the wireless Mini-Card.
CAUTION:
cables under the wireless Mini-Card.
2
Insert the wireless Mini-Card connector at a 45-degree angle into the
system-board connector.
3
Press the other end of the wireless Mini-Card down into the slot on the system board
and replace the screws that secure the wireless Mini-Card to the system board.
4
Connect the antenna cables to the connectors on the wireless Mini-Card.
The following table provides the antenna cable color scheme for the wireless Mini-
Card supported by your computer.
Connectors on the wireless
Mini-Card
WLAN + Bluetooth (2 or 3 cables)
Main WLAN + Bluetooth (white triangle)
Auxiliary WLAN + Bluetooth (black
triangle)
Auxiliary WLAN + Bluetooth (black
triangle)
Replacing the Wireless
Mini-Card
Before working inside your computer, read the safety
Use firm and even pressure to slide the wireless Mini-Card
The connectors are keyed to ensure correct insertion. If
To avoid damage to the wireless Mini-Card, never place
Antenna Cable Color
Scheme
white
black
grey

Replacing the Wireless Mini-Card

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