Airport Card's plastic tab is broken off, how do I get the card out of my Powerbook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Johnny7, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    Aug 31, 2010
    Yes, another powerbook question :rolleyes:. Anyway, I was thinking about upgrading the airport card in my powerbook to extreme, so I pulled out the battery and flipped the latch to find that the plastic tab to pull it out is missing :(. I sense a pain to get it out now, I haven't tried, though. Any tips on how to get the card out of its compartment without bending the aluminum etc :eek:? Also, there is a tiny nip in the little cable that plugs into the back of the card, I can't tell how bad it is, the wifi works but doesn't that cable connect the card to the antennas on the top of the lcd on the system or worse.. to the logic board? I can post pictures if you would like.

  2. macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    The Aluminum Powerbooks already have Airport Extreme built in(if installed). There's no upgrading it to Extreme if it's only the original Airport card.

    If you need to remove it, pulling it out by the antenna cable would work if you used needle nose pliers. Just be careful :) You can then always make a pull tab with tape once you remove it.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 31, 2010
    Ah yes, just realized that I already had extreme :p. Thanks for the help! I'll have to remember this for future reference.


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