Transplanting an Airport Extreme Card

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  1. Caspa macrumors member

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    #1
    Just a quick question,

    Do the 17inch powerbooks have a completely integrated and non-removable airport card in them? Or is it a normal airport extreme card, the same as what you would use in a 12 inch? What I would love to do is remove it out of someone's 17inch who doesnt use it and stick it in my 12inch.

    Would this be possible?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

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    no no no no no, the 17 inch has an airport extreme card in it. However, this will fit into the 12 inch powerbook so your alright.

    BEN
     
  3. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    He never mentioned anything but an AE card.
     
  4. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    this is weird.

    maybe he meant "no no no no a normal AE card" as opposed to "integrated" AE that the guy seemed to be asking about? :confused:
     
  5. Caspa thread starter macrumors member

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    Re: Transplanting an Airport Extreme Card

    Hmm maybe its because I accidentaly said

    in the first sentence. Ment to so say airport extreme card ;)

    Oh well thats good news tho that I can get the AE card out of it... saves me some money :D
     
  6. gotohamish macrumors 65816

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    Re: Re: Transplanting an Airport Extreme Card

    Where is the card on the 17"?
     
  7. donigian macrumors regular

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    Re: Re: Re: Transplanting an Airport Extreme Card

    I would say it's near the place where the memory is. It is surely a customer installable/removeable part. Check Apple's Knowledge Base for information on memory installation and follow those directions to get inside the computer. Then just look for the card, it should be pretty well labeled.
     
  8. Caspa thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried it today, there is definately no way to get to the airport extreme through the memory door :(
     
  9. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    I've confirmed it with someone on the Apple discussion boards... the card in the 17" is not a removable one. Removing it will void the warranty (meaning you're going to have to go deep inside to get to it).



    irmongoose
     
  10. Billicus macrumors 6502a

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    The last issue of MacAddict (July '03) had a disection of the 17" PowerBook, so you could see where the AE Card is at in the bohemeth.
     

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