Possible to physically remove airport card from Intel Imac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by wer245, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. wer245 macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to remove the airport card without damaging it or losing the ability to reinstall it later? and if so, how? :)

    Sorry if this has already been answered. Didn't find it via search.
     
  2. bogg macrumors 6502

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    It is possible as it is based on a Mini PCI-Express card, but you'll need to disassemble the iMac quite a bit to get access to it.
     
  3. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    I think it can be done.

    But:

    1. It will void your warranty
    2. It will be a bitch
     
  4. wer245 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    voided warranty.... hmmm sounds like time for a plan B. Thanks anyways!
     
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  6. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    Good idea.
     
  7. wer245 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just personal preference. I prefer to have a computer without the net right now -full time student- and actually removing the capability from my computer is the most surefire way to avoid wasting time. :)
     
  8. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    LOL

    But what about email and your assignments?
     
  9. wer245 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm on campus so much it doesn't really matter. I like to get work done at school and just use my home comp for photo video editing.

    Any ideas?
     
  10. sukanas macrumors 6502a

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    well since everyone here is making it soundlike its not worth taking out the airportcard, the only thing i could think of is "ripping" up the peice of paper w/ the password (assuming the PW is ridiculous ie.1h3hj3)
     
  11. wer245 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha! desperate times = desperate measures :)

    I think I will make it ridiculously long, write it down, and just give the code to a friend for a while. Sounds like a plan!
     

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