Ram upgrade gone bad - broke airport antenna :(

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  1. shergill macrumors member

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    Please help if you can. I tried to upgrade the RAM in my mac mini 2009 today. I got the ram installed and everything. When I went to put the drive assembly back on; I realized that the 'airport antenna' was hangin gloose from the board. The little connect was completely off the board. I don't know when it happened; or how it happend but whever I do; i can't seem to reconnect it. The other two antennas are still connected to the board with the little gold plug. The airport antenna gold plug just wont connect to the board anymore :( :( :(
     
  2. shergill thread starter macrumors member

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    not sure if I broke it or if its just 'disconnected' from the board..
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    If you can't get it work, visit nearest Apple Store or reseller and ask can they fix. Though, they will likely charge for it
     
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    wont this void his warranty though?
     
  5. shergill thread starter macrumors member

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    finally snapped it back in place. took me about 1hr to do it though.. phew!

    Everything is working now
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Probably.
     
  7. mrj412 macrumors regular

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    I did that also the last time I got in my Mini. Its not that easy to get it connected again, its a small connector and takes more pressure than you think you should apply.
     
  8. shergill thread starter macrumors member

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    took me a long time to get it back on. if i had to do it again; i wouldn't even know how to do it :)
     

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