How delecate is the PB Airport Card?A

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by hob, Feb 27, 2004.

  1. hob macrumors 68020

    hob

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    Apple are upgrading me to a powerbook (long story) but bascially, they've just sent my an Airport Extreme module, and the PB will arrive in a couple of weeks. It's my first PB, and was wondering how delecate I have to be when installing the new Airport card.

    Sounds silly, but I'd hate to get my new PB and break it!! I'm not normally clumsy, but... well, curious!!

    Hob
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    I wouldn't worry about it. They ain't made of crystal or anything... you could probably throw it across an open field like a frisbee and it'd still work. I of course have not tried this nor would I recommend it... but they're durable.
     
  3. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    -discharge static electricity before handling.

    -shut down your PB before installing.

    -make sure the card is seated well and the cable is securely connected. (mine looked connected at first but wasn't firmly connected - and i had about 3 feet of wireless range. there are also reports of kernel panics when the card is not seated well.)

    the card itself is fairly robust, but it's still a delicate electronics part...
     
  4. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Looks like I'm the least careful person ever... :D
     

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