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Toshiba Satellite M40 Internal Wireless Card replacement

The Intel Pro wireless 2915 AGB in my toshiba M40 has stoped working. As its out of warrenty, toshiba are quoting $90 just to look at the problem and from previous experience I know any parts will be at highly inflated prices. I have found a new card for sale for $60 and am wondering how to replace it. I have limited experience in changing computer parts and would like to know how it is done. Thanks Andy

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On the bottom of the laptop there will most likely be 2 panels to remove. One will be the hard drive, the other will be your RAM modules and most likely your wireless card. It'll probably be in the middle. Open this up, your wireless card will have two wires plugged into it that you'll have to unplug. Then on each side there is a tab that you have to click outward, then the card will flip up. Then you can just pull it outward. Do the reverse for installing the new card.

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