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HP EliteBook 6930p Notebook PC - Removing and Replacing the Wireless LAN Minicard

Introduction

This document is provided to assist in removing and replacing the Wireless LAN Minicard for the HP EliteBook 6930p Notebook PC.

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Minimum skill level

The End User requires no hardware-specific training to replace the defective part. The End user should have familiarity with system hardware and software requiring repair.

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Tools required

  • Small, Phillips-head P0 screwdriver.

  • Small, flat-bladed screwdriver or a flat-bladed alignment tool.

  • Tweezers.

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Parts required

NOTE: Part numbers are subject to change.

The replacement part number will vary depending on the Wireless LAN Minicard that is being replaced. If a part is listed as "Yes" under "Requires Return" then the defective part needs to be returned to HP. Click here for more information on returning parts to HP .

Description
Part Number
Requires Return
Intel 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN circuit - For use in Most of World (MOW).
480985-001 (Modified)
Yes
Intel WiFi Link 5300 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN module (for use in all countries and regions).
480986-001 (Modified)
Yes
Intel Wi-Fi Link 5100 802.11a/b/g WLAN module - For use in all countries and regions.
482957-001 (Modified)
Yes
Broadcom 4322AGN 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN adapter (Sangria) - For use in Most of World (MOW).
487330-001 (Modified)
Yes
Broadcom 4322AGN 802.11a/b/g/draft-n WiFi Adapter (Sangria) - For use in Rest of World (ROW).
487330-002 (Modified)
Yes
Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g WLAN module - For use in Most of World (MOW).
490811-001 (Modified)
Yes
Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g WLAN module - For use in Rest of World (ROW).
490811-002 (Modified)
Yes
NOTE: For customers in countries/regions with RoHS legislation* (e.g. EU, China, etc.) restricting the use of hazardous substances in electrical equipment. The use of the Original Spare part is regulated by RoHS legislation. If your unit contains a part that is labelled with the Modified Spare number, the Modified Spare must be ordered as the replacement part. If your unit contains a part that is labelled with the Original Spare number, please order the Original Spare as the replacement part. In this case either the Original Spare or the Modified Spare may be shipped which will not affect performance or functionality of the unit.

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Summary of instructions

To view a video demonstrating the procedure for removing the Wireless LAN Minicard, click on the link below. Or use the product video listing on the HP Services Media Library then select Wireless LAN Minicard from the menu on the upper left hand side of the screen.

Click here to view the Wireless LAN Minicard removal video (right-click on the link to open in a new window/tab).

Wireless LAN Minicard removal

  1. Review the safety considerations before performing the steps listed below by clicking on the following link:

    Click here to view the precautions .

    CAUTION: Failure to comply with the precautions could result in damage to your product or loss of data.
  2. Remove the battery. Click here for instructions on how to remove the battery .

  3. Remove the keyboard. Click here for instructions on how to remove the keyboard .

  4. Carefully disconnect the wireless antenna cables from the wireless LAN Minicard by grasping the connectors with a small needlenose pliers or tweezers.

    NOTE: Use care when disconnecting the wireless antenna cables from the wireless LAN Minicard. Damaged cables or connectors can degrade notebook performance.

    If three antenna cables are connected to the wireless LAN Minicard, the cable labeled 1 connects to terminal 1, the cable labeled 2 connects to terminal 2, and the cable labeled 3 connects to terminal 3. If two antenna cables are connected to the wireless LAN Minicard, the cable labeled 1 connects to the 1 or MAIN terminal and the cable labeled 2 connects to the 2 or AUX terminal.

  5. Remove the two 3 mm P0 Phillips-head screws that secure the wireless LAN Minicard to the system board and allow it to release to the spring tension position.

  6. Grasp the wireless LAN Minicard by the edges and pull gently to remove it.

  7. Place the wireless LAN Minicard in a static dissipative bag.

Wireless LAN Minicard replacement

  1. Remove the wireless LAN Minicard from the static dissipative bag.

  2. Locate the alignment slot and align it to the board receptacle.

  3. Grasp the wireless LAN Minicard by the edges and push gently to replace it.

  4. Press the wireless LAN Minicard down and replace the two 3 mm P0 Phillips-head screws that secure the wireless LAN Minicard to the system board.

  5. Reconnect the wireless antenna cables to the wireless LAN Minicard.

    NOTE: Use care when connecting the wireless antenna cables to the wireless LAN Minicard. Damaged cables or connectors can degrade notebook performance.

    If three antenna cables are connected to the wireless LAN Minicard, the cable labeled 1 connects to terminal 1, the cable labeled 2 connects to terminal 2, and the cable labeled 3 connects to terminal 3. If two antenna cables are connected to the wireless LAN Minicard, the cable labeled 1 connects to the 1 or MAIN terminal and the cable labeled 2 connects to the 2 or AUX terminal.

  6. Replace the keyboard. Click here for instructions on how to replace the keyboard .

  7. Replace the battery. Click here for instructions on how to replace the battery .

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Parts return

If your part requires return then click on the appropriate link below:

Click here for the defective parts return procedure for US .

Click here for the defective parts return procedure for Europe .

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