So I have showed you here how to simply upgrade your wireless card in the 5920G *IF* it is using 2 antennas like the original intel WiFi 3945ABG, what if you want to upgrade to say intel 4965AGN, intel 5300 or anything requires 3 antennas instead? Don’t worry, I got you covered here 😀
However, you must be warned, this mod is slightly more challenging, as you will need to crack open more parts of the laptop.
Here is my new chart of modification hardness (1-10):
1. Simplest, unscrew a few things involved, and simply put it back together again with a screw driver.
2. Simple, but requires some more effort for some parts of the modification such as more than just a screw driver is required.
3. Still simple, but can require more than a screw driver and may need some improvising tips I have provided.
4. Can be slightly challenging, requires all the above and specialty tools and materials.
5. Challenging, requiring all the above but for improvising tips and materials I have used may not be easy to come by, other possible materials or methods are up to your creativity.
6. Advanced, skilled hands on experiences required(my previous mods may provide the most applicable experiences).
7. Challenging advanced, semi-professional, has been following my modifications and have complete up to anything qualified as level 5 is preferred.
8. Advanced improviser, close-to professional that has done couple level 5’s and 6’s some sort of circuitry background is preferred.
9. Professional, fan of my mods and has been following all my mods, completion of from 75-90% of my modifications is strongly suggested.
10. Pro-Processioned, HARDCORE fan of my modifications and has done all or similar mods on different machines, access to multiple soldering tools or cutting and drilling tools is strongly suggested. **first with completion of this level with prove using pictures or videos may win prized on selected level 10 mods!!**
The above levels will be labeled in the title like: lvl(7/10)
Without more babbling! Lets get our hands busy!
What you need:
Philips Screw driver shaped like this +
Old credit card or plastic card
Thick Double-sided tap (ones with foam in between the sticky sides)
Spare internal wireless antenna with the clip-on notch
A pair of sharp tweezers
First, we need to do some disassembling,
Remove the backplate and screws that are circled in red too.
With those screws removed, we can pop off the power button plate like so
After that is done, we need to crack open the screen’s frame, staring with the rubber tabs
Peel them off using a pair of sharp tweezers and put them on the waxxed surface like the ones stickers comes off from or you can make your own by rubbing wax on a piece of paper until even and smooth. This is to keep the tabs in the mint condition.
Here is a picture of mine all kept nicely on the waxed paper from the double sided tape
make sure all 4 rubber tabs and the 2 plastic tabs right by the lid latch like so:
Now, we need to pop it open using the plastic card from the edge of the lid (TRY not to break any clips inside)
Now, the laptop should look something like this(I have the spare antenna lying on the keyboard)
Now, we can install the antenna! we can insert the antenna in this hole:
If done right, you can pull it out from the bottom right beside where the fan is, it may take a few tries
Hopefully the length of the antenna is long enough so you can attach it to the card
Following the left original antenna and double sided tape, I stick it just above the original white one (try not to have the metals touching.)
Tuck it in!
Putting it back together is as simple as snapping the screen frame and the power button panel back on and screw all the screws back. Remember to put the rubber and plastic tabs back on the screws for the screen frame!