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So I was opening my laptop to replace the hard drive and I noticed something very strange. There was a loose wire. Do I need to be worried about this?

I posted earlier on Stackexchance electronics, but they closed the question saying it was the wrong forum. However, I got some info that this may have to do with my wireless card. I actually had been having strange problems with my wireless, such as it not working until I flipped on and off the physical wireless switch on the computer. However, when I upgraded to Windows 7 from Windows Vista, these problems disappeared.

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Nice pics by the way. –  Moab Mar 1 '12 at 23:45
    
I agree with @Moab, nice pics. I embedded them for you. –  Raystafarian Mar 2 '12 at 18:34
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Some wireless cards have a third antenna connection. This appears to be for that. The flat connector should be the same as the ones on the Wireless card in your image. Some use this for a Bluetooth card or something like a 3G or similar card. It just may be for an option that is not installed on your particular laptop.

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Since the bare connector is loose, I'd make sure to at least cover the exposed metal with electrical tape prior to sealing up the system. –  Blackbeagle Mar 1 '12 at 20:28
    
Cool, I guess I don't need to worry about it then. Thanks! –  Amil Mar 4 '12 at 2:55
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