The Journey of upgrading my 2009 4,1 Mac Pro

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

  1. Marhowl macrumors member


    Apr 12, 2013
    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:

    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 65816


    Nov 17, 2007
    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


    Mar 21, 2007
    Bristol, UK

    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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