Airport extreme card from MacBook Pro in Mac Pro 4,1?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by mrgreen4242, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

    mrgreen4242

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    Any idea if the PCI-E airport card from a MBP would work in a MP?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Sure. Some of the newer Macbook Pro's don't use a PCI-E Airport card though and the Mac Pro may not have enough antennas for all of the card's ports. But it'd work just fine.
     
  3. JaroslavS macrumors newbie

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    Why? Mac Pro has intergrate AirPort Extreme...
     
  4. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Not on the 2009 (4,1) model. It was optional. Until the 2010, wifi was optional on all Mac Pros.
     
  5. mrgreen4242 thread starter macrumors 601

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    That was my assumption, but wasn't sure why there would be separate part numbers of it was the case. Wanted to be sure there wasn't some weird size issue with the slot or antenna connector difference, etc.

    Correct!
     
  6. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    I'm pretty sure it would work, I did it the other way around. (Bought a MP card and installed it in a MBP).
     
  7. mrgreen4242 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Awesome! Thanks!
     
  8. m1kygarcia macrumors member

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    It'll work, I've done it myself, with my sisters dead MacBook Pro, just make sure you discharge it from electrical residual from the battery, otherwise you risk the logicboard to have a short circuit.

    But 100% it'll work
     
  9. mrgreen4242 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Great, thank you. What did you do to discharge it?
     

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