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GUIDE to replace WLAN+BT Card

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  • GUIDE to replace WLAN+BT Card

    Hello, today I'll show you how to replace WLAN+BT Card of X7 V2.

    What you have to prepare is :
    a Torx T5 screwdriver
    a PH0 screwdriver
    a mPCIe Half Mini size WLAN+BT Card (In this topic, I'll use Azureware's AW-123H a.k.a BCM94352HMB from Broadcom)

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    1. Lay your laptop on a soft and pluffy something(maybe a pillow is best)
    2. Remove screws from laptop. you must use Torx T5 screwdriver or you'll worn out the screws.
    * Set down screws around the original position. The screws' length is different.

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    3. Separate backside lid from laptop.

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    4. WLAN+BT Card slot is upper position from 2 mSATA slots and right woofer module.

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    5. Use a small lever or just use your nail to pull the wide and flat data cable.
    * Don't give a lot strength. Please pull metal tip of the cable gently.
    ** You don't need to disassemble left tip of the cable. just pull right side of it.
    6. When you disassembled it, you'll see another cable. Do that once again.
    Last edited by stitans; 07-01-2015, 11:55 AM.

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    7. Now you can see WLAN+BT card. In this photo, the card is Intel 7260 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.0+BLE card.

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    8. Pull the metal tip of 2 antenna cables and disassemble them.
    * Don't pull the cable. just do the connectors usinig nails. They're lot weaker than an USB cable.
    9. Remove screws which make the card immovable. I recommend to use a PH0 screwdriver.
    10. Disassemble old WLAN+BT card from mPCIe slot.

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    11. This is my brand-new WLAN+BT Card, BCM94352HMB. you can use other card which is compatible with X7 V2.

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    12. Insert the new card into the mPCIe slot.
    13. Connect the antenna cables.
    14. Tighten the screws.

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    13. Connect the flat cables. Just lay up the metal tips on the connector and push it.
    * Push the metal tips of cable to confirm that it's connected well.

    14. Assemble the backside lid to the laptop and tighten Torx T5 screws.

    15. Boot your laptop and install driver for new WLAN+BT Card If needed.
    Last edited by stitans; 07-02-2015, 12:35 AM.


    • #3
      will this void the warranty ? as I'm seriously looking to change my card


      • ggamdog1
        ggamdog1 commented
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        It depends on where you live. If you live in the USA, it won't void the warranty.

      • cez123
        cez123 commented
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        will it be void in the UK ?
        kind of curious now why would it be different by regions ?