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So if I go looking for a tech to replace the card, can I buy the card and take it to someone and ask "hey, can you do this?" What would you look for or ask a tech to make sure they know their stuff to do the job? It sounds silly but I don't want to waste my time with someone who won't know how to take this thing apart if it's not a "normal" setup for a laptop. Perhaps it's not that bad to do it on my own but I'm a bit intimidated by a laptop other than RAM replacement and such. Thanks for the input!

I'm not sure that any tech will have specific experience with the laptop--more than likely, they will be going by the same instructions that you would find online.

It's really not that bad--don't be too intimidated. The only issue (to me) is the keyboard ribbon inserts into a very flimsy plastic clamp on the motherboard--I broke one of the retention teeth on it, but my keyboard is fine.

The biggest problem is splitting the chassis without making indentations with the screwdriver (or whatever tool you're using), and then realizing that the keyboard is held in with spring-clamps.

Other than that, it's just removing the chassis screws, then the various motherboard screws, and popping in/out the wifi card.

I don't know that there's anything I could ask a tech that would tell me if they actually can/cannot do this, though a lot of techs are probably competent enough to do it. I don't know that it would be worth it for their cost though.
    
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@Guy:
Cool, thanks for the encouragement. I'm going to buy the card tonight and try to get this issue resolved. I've had it with the dropped signal. I'll do the switch next week and post my results. I'll try to remember to take some pics to post as well. I'm using your specs from the OP for the wifi card.

BTW, I love the "what the pho" on your profile. I'm a big fan of Vietnamese food and pho.
Edited by Orangerusty - 12/7/11 at 7:51pm
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I'm happy to report that the problem is fixed! I ordered the card per the recs on the OP. biggrin.gif I couldn't figure out how to crack the laptop without actually screwing something up so I found a repair guy on Angies List and he did the swap for a whopping $10! So the card was about $25 then the install about $10, and after playing numerous hours of D2 and watching several shows/movies (streaming netflix and such) for about a week, I have had no dropped wireless signals or bluescreens or anything. The problem is gone! So I'm here to tell you to quit messing around with all the other fixes, this is it! Switch out the wifi card and your problems will likely resolve. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Mr. GuyLaDouche. You made this laptop into more than just a doorstop and I thank you. Happy Holidays!
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I'm happy to report that the problem is fixed! I ordered the card per the recs on the OP. biggrin.gif I couldn't figure out how to crack the laptop without actually screwing something up so I found a repair guy on Angies List and he did the swap for a whopping $10! So the card was about $25 then the install about $10, and after playing numerous hours of D2 and watching several shows/movies (streaming netflix and such) for about a week, I have had no dropped wireless signals or bluescreens or anything. The problem is gone! So I'm here to tell you to quit messing around with all the other fixes, this is it! Switch out the wifi card and your problems will likely resolve. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Mr. GuyLaDouche. You made this laptop into more than just a doorstop and I thank you. Happy Holidays!
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Nice, man! Glad to hear it worked out well, and that's a pretty cheap rate for someone to do the install of the card for you! I actually still haven't swapped out the wifi card, mainly because I've been using the quick-boot alternate OS, which surprisingly doesn't have the driver conflict error... Then again, I've been using that laptop less and my tablet more.
    
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