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

Introduction

This document is provided to assist in removing and replacing the Wireless WAN 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.

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Parts required

NOTE: Part numbers are subject to change.

The replacement part number will vary depending on the Wireless WAN 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
Wireless Interface : High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) Evolution-Data Optimized (EVDO) WWAN module (Birddog).
483377-001 (Modified)
No
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 WAN Minicard, click on the link below. Or use the product video listing on the HP Services Media Library then select Wireless WAN Minicard from the menu on the upper left hand side of the screen.

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

Wireless WAN 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. Loosen the captive P0 Phillips-head screw that secures the wireless WAN Minicard cover to the bottom of the notebook.

  4. Use your finger or a flat-bladed tool to lift the edge of the wireless WAN Minicard cover and remove it.

  5. Carefully disconnect the AUX antenna cable (blue antenna cable) and the MAIN antenna cable (red antenna cable) from the wireless WAN Minicard by grasping the connectors with a small needlenose pliers or tweezers.

    NOTE: Use care when disconnecting the wireless antenna cables from the wireless WAN Minicard. Damaged cables or connectors can degrade notebook performance.
  6. Remove the two 3 mm P0 Phillips-head screws that secure the wireless WAN Minicard to the system board and allow it to release to the spring tension position.

  7. Grasp the wireless WAN Minicard by the edges and pull gently to remove it.

  8. Place the wireless WAN Minicard in a static dissipative bag.

Wireless WAN Minicard replacement

NOTE: Before installing the new wireless WAN Minicard, record the MEID and IMEI numbers located on the new Minicard’s label. If the service provider is a CDMA (EVDO) operator, the MEID number is required to reactivate the customer’s wireless service after the new Minicard is installed or to establish a new account. If the service provider is a GSM (HSDPA) operator, the SIM card ICCID (customer account number) is the only number required to reactivate the customer’s wireless service after the new Minicard is installed. If the service provider is a GSM (HSDPA) operator, the SIM card ICCID (customer account number) and the IMEI number is required to establish a new account.
  1. Remove the wireless WAN Minicard from the static dissipative bag.

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

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

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

  5. Reconnect the red antenna cable to the MAIN connector and the blue antenna cable to the AUX connector on the wireless WAN Minicard.

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

    After installing the new wireless WAN Minicard, the wireless service must be reactivated by the customer. Provide the RTF card that is included in the wireless WAN Minicard spares kit to the customer. The RTF card provides instructions for using the new Minicard’s MEID number to reactivate the wireless service if the service provider is a CDMA operator or the SIM card ICCID (customer account number) to reactivate the wireless service if the service provider is a GSM operator.

    NOTE: For other types of wireless WAN Minicards, refer to their RTF card for the number that must be recorded for reactivating the wireless service.
  6. Toe the wireless WAN Minicard cover into the enclosure.

  7. Tighten the captive P0 Phillips-head screw.

  8. 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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