The Journey of upgrading my 2009 4,1 Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Marhowl, May 26, 2015.

  1. Marhowl macrumors member

    Marhowl

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    Location:
    Prague
    #1
    Hey guys

    I finally stepped out of my comfort zone and uploaded a video where I talk about the first upgrades which I have done on my most favourite Macintosh system so far. The Mac Pro 2009 4,1 :apple:

    The upgrades are not much. But perhaps they may give someone an idea on what they could do possibly and how, especially the Bluetooth Antenna upgrade, which I now find really priceless :)

    Here's the vid:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_iTk65njmI


    I hope you won't find it too boring! :D I'm usually more energetic when I speak. It's only that I'm pretty nervous when I know that video will be published and watched by strangers and I'm sure this fear will diminish over time + English is not really my first language :)

    More upgrades to come in the future I hope!
     
  2. fastlanephil macrumors 6502a

    fastlanephil

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    #2
    I'm interested in your 2013 iMac wifi/Bluetooth card installation. I see those cards for sale on eBay. Did you install it yourself and how difficult was it. Does it require any modification to the logic board or the card?

    I also have a 5.1 2009 Mac Pro with the same weak BT issue. I tried a $10 USB dongle and the Apple Developer's BT firmware hack which worked but not if you boot into Windows 7 via Bootcamp and also after you boot back into OSX.
     
  3. WaveskiChamp macrumors newbie

    WaveskiChamp

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    Mar 21, 2007
    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    #3
    excellent

    Thanks for posting the youtube video and for sharing your journey thus far. I am considering getting a new mod machine but I live on messages and an eager to know if the bluetooth/wifi mod worked with handoff etc
     

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