Mac Mini 2007 antennae pulled out upgrading ram

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  1. ugmold, Jun 4, 2016
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    ugmold macrumors newbie

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    I went to upgrade my RAM on my 2007 Mac Mini, following a good youtube video for instructions, but when separating the halves the antennae wire snagged and the connection popped off (didn't take much).

    I don't plan on using WIFI, but still I'd like to fix it. I'm trying to figure out where it connected to.

    I can't believe I did this I just got it.

    -ug
     

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  2. ugmold thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I reassembled, had another issue where the backing/snap bracket came off the ribbon cable (superglued it) by this time I thought the thing would never work again, but so far it is and mighty zippy with 2 GB of RAM. So I guess I'm not going to worry about WIFI, it didn't work very well in my setup anyway, so I ran an ethernet cable.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    That antenna fits onto the wireless card. It roughly in the middle of the logicboard and has two connectors on it. The antenna should be connected to the Main or Primary connector. You will need to remove the black plastic housing that the optical drive and hard drive is in before you will see the wireless card and be able to reconnect it.
     
  4. ugmold thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So by looking at the photo, did I break off the connection? What would be the fix, solder?
    Thanks for the reply.
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    You did not break it. It's a snap connector. All you need to do it put the antenna half on top of the card connector and lightly push down.
     
  6. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030

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    Yeah I upgraded one to 4GB recently that had really weedy WiFi. Checked the cable when I had it open and it was just about coming off the connector. Reconnected it securely and it worked great after.
     
  7. ugmold thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Intel and Brightside glad I didn't break it. Appreciate the help.
     

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