Removing airport card and Bluetooth board from 2008 imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bassdrumkiller, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. bassdrumkiller macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2016
    i have a 2008 iMac I would like to remove the airport capability and Bluetooth capability from, I have enclosed pictures of what I believe to be both of these in a disabled state, I am under the assumption that I have detached the antenas from both chips. My problem is that when I start the computer now it doesn't fully boot up. The fan comes on and an alarm sounds. My questions are, have I removed the antenas? And is it possible for the computer to run without both, I am trying to use my computer to produce music and I am dealing with a hacker that is delaying the process, he is in my apt building and undoing the cable from my modem does nothing to solve the problem. I am needing to run this computer without both chips to ensure that he can't access my computer and cause me unnecessary delays.....have I done this correctly? Can I run my computer? Thanks..
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  2. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    Not sure why you would need to physically disconnect AirPort and Bluetooth, just disable them in software.

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