Dell Inspiron 1720 Wifi Catcher Switch Removal & Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Wifi Catcher Switch on your Inspiron 1720 laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 14 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Inspiron 1720 Wifi Catcher Switch.

Before you begin

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Tools needed for this laptop repair

  • 1 x small phillips head screwdriver
  • 1 x small plastic scribe

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Installation and Removal Instructions
Inspiron 1720 Wifi Catcher Switch

Slide the latches over to unlock the battery.

Step 1

  • Slide the latches over to unlock the battery.
  • Slide the Battery out of the laptop.
Slide the latches over to unlock the battery.Slide the Battery out of the laptop.Slide the latches over to unlock the battery.
Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 8mm screw.

Step 2

Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 8mm screw.Slide the DVD Drive out of the laptop.Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 8mm screw.
Loosen the screws.

Step 3

Loosen the screws.Remove the Hard Drive Door.Loosen the screws.
Remove the 3 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.

Step 4

Remove the 3 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.Remove the Hard Drive.Remove the 3 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.
Loosen the screws.

Step 5

Loosen the screws.Remove the Wireless Card Door.Loosen the screws.
Unplug & loosen the antenna cable.

Step 6

  • Unplug & loosen the antenna cable.
Remove the 16 - M2.5 x 8mm bottom screws.

Step 7

Remove the 16 - M2.5 x 8mm bottom screws.Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 8mm bottom hinge screws.Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 8mm back hinge screws.
Turn the laptop over & open it up.

Step 8

Turn the laptop over & open it up.Pry up & unsnap the Power Button Cover.Turn the laptop over & open it up.
Unplug the cable.

Step 9

Unplug the cable.Remove the Bluetooth Card.Unplug the cable.
Remove the 4 - M2 x 3mm screws.

Step 10

Remove the 4 - M2 x 3mm screws.Slide the keyboard up.Remove the Keyboard.Remove the 4 - M2 x 3mm screws.
Pull the antenna cables through the laptop base.

Step 11

  • Pull the antenna cables through the laptop base.
  • Loosen the LCD cable screw.
  • Unplug & loosen the LCD cable.
Pull the antenna cables through the laptop base.Loosen the LCD cable screw.Unplug & loosen the LCD cable.Pull the antenna cables through the laptop base.
Remove the LCD Display Assembly.

Step 12

Remove the 6 - M2 x 3mm screws.

Step 13

Remove the 6 - M2 x 3mm screws.Unplug the palmrest cable.Remove the Palmrest Touchpad.
Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 5mm screw.

Step 14

Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 5mm screw.Unplug the cable.Remove the Wifi Catcher Switch.Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 5mm screw.

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