How to Install a Wi-Fi Card in an NC6000

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How to Install a Wi-Fi Card in an NC6000
Changing a card on your laptop. (laptop image by Ewe Degiampietro from

Your HP Compaq NC6000 uses a mini PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) card to connect wirelessly to the Internet. These cards are inserted into a slot on the underside of the computer and, while fairly simple to insert, take a little more concentration to actually connect. The good news is that if you need to replace or upgrade the mini PCI card on your NC6000, the entire process should take less than a few minutes of your time.

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Things you need

  • Phillips screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Turn your HP off and remove the power cable. Turn the unit upside down and locate the mini PCI compartment on the underside of the computer. It is the square-shaped compartment with a single screw holding it in place.

  2. 2

    Use your Phillips screwdriver to remove the single screw and then lift the compartment cover up from its right side.

  3. 3

    Remove the old card by unplugging the two cables that run from the card from where they connect to a small circuit board.

  4. 4

    Replace with a new card (available from your HP retailer or online) and plug the two cables that run from the card into the ports on the small circuit board in the compartment.

  5. 5

    Replace the compartment cover and screw, and you're done.

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