Airport card for late-2009 Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by cycleswithin, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. cycleswithin macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    I have bought an airport card for a late-2009 Mac Pro (current gen) bought in September 2009 and was going to install the card myself.

    However, the part/model number is listed as MB363ZA/A, but i've seen some mentions that the part number is now either MB988ZM/A or maybe even MB988LL/A ? Does anybody know which will work and what is official?

    I phoned up an authorised Apple reseller in my city (not a proper Apple store) a few weeks ago and they confirmed the necessary part number was MB363ZA/A, and this is what they would install for about £35 (price including purchase of the card).

    A brand new official Apple store has just opened since in my city so I might take it in there instead. To either buy the card and have it installed, or just to install the card I already have at the official store is the same price (about £40-45). The guy I spoke to at the official store also said that the Airport card installation is in fact a user-installable option, whereas i've heard the opposite from (admittedly) anecdotal information on every forum post/article i've read on this online.
     
  2. peejack macrumors 6502a

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    You can install yourself (I have done one myself) but its a fiddly arse job and takes some patience and a steady hand :)
     
  3. cycleswithin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Many thanks for your reply.

    Yep, I did open the case yesterday but chickened out because I wanted to make sure that I was grounded properly (I have an anti-static wrist band - is connecting it to the case sufficient?). But also because the instructions I found online (the first result when you google it) had pictures that were very different to the inside of my machine, and the location where the card goes (lower left now) looks even more fiddly.

    What I wondered though, was whether the part/model number I have for the card is correct and will work (and won't fry it or explode or whatever)?
     

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