How to Install a Wireless Card in a Dell D610

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The Dell Latitude D610 contains an Intel Pro 2200 wireless card capable of 802.11 b/g wireless connections. Due to upgrades in wireless technology, this may no longer be adequate for some users. The wireless card in the Dell Latitude D610 can be replaced if it ceases to work or if an upgrade is required. The installation process for the wireless card can be accomplished with a few simple steps.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • #1 Phillips screwdriver
  • Replacement wireless card

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Power off the laptop and remove the power cord and any other attached cables and devices.

  2. 2

    Turn the laptop over and remove the battery.

  3. 3

    Locate the plastic door for the wireless card along the outside of the battery bay. Check the user's manual for the exact location.

  4. 4

    Press down on the tab and pull it out to open the card door.

  5. 5

    Disconnect the cable connecting the wireless card to the laptop.

  6. 6

    Press down gently on the plastic lever holding the card in place and lift the card from the plastic knob.

  7. 7

    Slide the card out from the plastic brackets holding it down on the two long sides.

  8. 8

    Slide the replacement card into the brackets and press it onto the plastic knob.

  9. 9

    Connect the cable to the new card.

  10. 10

    Slide the door with the new card back into place along the side of the battery bay and press it gently until it clicks into position.

  11. 11

    Replace the battery and reconnect all previously removed cables and devices.

Tips and warnings

  • Back up all important data before performing any work on your laptop.
  • Discharge static electricity before touching any of the computer's components by either using a static wrist strap or touching an unpainted metal surface.

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