Acer Aspire 3002lc installing wireless mini pci problem

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Acer Aspire 3002lc installing wireless mini pci problem

Hello everyone,

I have installed a Toshiba wireless mini pci card in my laptop. What I
really need to know is how to connect the mini pci card to the
internal antenna in the Acer aspire. The mini pci has two connections
on the pci card for antenna wires but, I can not locate the wires in
the laptop and without the internal antenna connected I get very
limited signalůSo if anyone can point me in the right direction it
would be much appreciated.


Re: Acer Aspire 3002lc installing wireless mini pci problem

acer do not fit antennas in that model unless you order the version
with the wlan min pci card already fitted. Therefore you need to buy
a mini pci wifi antenna/s of eBay for about ú13 delivered and fit
them. You have two options.

1. Take the tricky route and fit them in the screen where they should
be. lost of screws and plastic clips.
2. fit them around the minipci card with some doubleside foam or under
the keyboard if you can..

2 antennas are much better than 1, but if you only go for 1 put it on
the main socket on the wifi card. Here is a link to an auction for

I am fitting a set in the screen for a friend this evening on an acer
aspire 3200. I have a bit of exp' reairing/stripping laptops so will
let you know how difficult it is.

Was pretty peeved they wernt a standard fitted item and they just
added wlan as required. but thats cost cutting for ya.
Good luck

Re: Acer Aspire 3002lc installing wireless mini pci problem

Accer 3002LC
Ok did it last night took me about an hour. All went fine.

Remove the CPU cover and mini-pci cover

Unscrew the 3 screws at the back of the laptop holiding the screen
hinge covers in place.

Lever the hing section up and forward from the back as it is clipped
under the front (nr keyboard). Moving the screen back and forth will
allow you to remove it. If it doesnt come out or seems stuck keep
going it will eventually come out if you keep trying ;)

Remove the four sticky pads in each corner of the lcd and unscrew the
four screws.

Carefully prise the plastic sections apart around the LCD starting
from one side and work your finger around so it unlclips. Be careful
not to slip and over bend one side, it may break... .. There may be
some tape sticking the parts together slowly allow it to peel off.
Then remove away the top side (masses of room for antennas in there)

Fit 1 antenna along the right hand edge about 1/2 way up and stick
with a bit of insulation tape. Fit the other along the bottom in the
small space on the left hand side of the pcb psu board. Then route
both cables back down to where the other cables come out and go to
the main motherboard.

I unscrewed the CPU and fed the cables through and under there. it has
enough of a gap and movement to allow them under. Then just secure
them onto the mini pci card.

Refit in reverse of removal, cliping all the bits together fully.

Was really easy...

Re: Acer Aspire 3002lc installing wireless mini pci problem

Hi Andy,

.......You have been a big help thanks.


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