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Hello, everyone, John here from Qteros, Inc. and today we’ll help you find the best M2 Wifi Card for fast and great signal strength and how replace your Wi-Fi card on your motherboard.
Sometimes a replacement part is needed in the event that there’s a new Wi-Fi technology or the current when you have is damaged or needs to be replaced in this quick tutorial.
We will go over how to locate it on your motherboard and how to uninstall it and reinstall the new one.
In previous videos, we have shown how to install an m2 directly onto the motherboard, so, instead of looking for a card that looks around this size, we’re actually be looking for one that’s about a quarter of this size. It’s a nice little square.
Another way to locate the m2 Wi-Fi card is actually following along the wires so on your motherboard you’ll have your i/o, where it has your USB port, the HDMI that connects to your integrated graphics.
If you have a CPU, that’s capable of it, but up at the top or sometimes at the bottom, there will be these two little prongs.
Where antennas are supposed to be connected, you can actually go open up.
Your computer look inside and find out where they’re at either there at the top the antennas or at the bottom and just follow along.
There should be a cable that connects directly to the m2 Wi-Fi card on the motherboard.
So now we’re gon na go into the process of actually uninstalling the card now.
The first thing you want to do is turn off your computer, make sure it’s completely off unplug it from the power cable, make sure the power supply is turned off, everything’s disconnected and get a nice place where you can work.
It might either be a little bit to the left of where your graphics card is now or might be directly underneath, so you could, or you possibly have to take out the graphics card.
We’Ve actually done a video on that and you can check out that video now we were able to locate them two cards so you’ll see that there’s two cables and that there’s one screw and it’s sitting inside a little slot.
So the first thing you want to do is what I like to do is first unscrew it and then you’re able to lightly pull it out.
Now our cables aren’t attached to the motherboard.
So it’s easy for us to pull out the card, but in the case that your cable is attached to the motherboard, it’s easy to pop up these cables.
What you want to do is grab one of them and then pull it up.
You just want to gently pull up it’ll pop out very easily.
The second thing is, is you don’t have to worry about the cables getting mixed up so, like I said on the board’s, the cables are different.
Colors one will be white or black or they’ll, have some sort of writing on it that it says auxilary or ox and mane and you’ll just plug them into the parts..
Now we just have a nice little chip like this and that’s the removable very simple, very easy, unscrew and unplug.
That’s it. now set the chip aside and then the antennas are mounted on to the motherboard so on the backside here of our motherboard there’s.
Actually, two screws that actually allows you to remove that. So if the antenna is bad and you need to remove it, all you have to do is unscrew these two.
On the back here say it’s been a couple days and you already got your Wi-Fi m2 card. So to plug it back in I’m just gon na slide it in you’ll see on the card that there’s a short side and that there’s a long side much like Ram and then you’re gon na go ahead and get your screw driver.
The easiest way to do it is lightly press down on the M2 Wifi Card.
So that way, the backside where the screw lines up is lined up with the screw hole.
Let’s get the cable gently plug it in you’ll, hear a nice little snap and there you have it now you’re all set.
Now that we have the card installed into the motherboard you’re going to go ahead and boot up your system and if your Wi-Fi isn’t working immediately, don’t freak out, you could just need to update the drivers.
So what you’re gon na do is either connect an ethernet cable into your system or go to another computer and download the drivers and what the way you’re gon na do.
That is, is go to your motherboard manufacturer check out their their support manual and look for the Wi-Fi drivers reinstall those or get a USB put the drivers on those bring it over to your computer and install it that way.