Oh no! You've dropped your digital stuff. And it's out of warranty. And repair costs more than the digital stuff is worth. What to do short of tossing the digital stuff (or selling on ebay)? Well, believe it or not the average person has a good chance of diy fixing that digital stuff themselves. All they'll need for most cases is some patience, and a little background knowledge. The intent of the posts on this blog are to help provide that knowledge.

Disclaimer Warning: The following instructions are given without any warranty. They don't have to be complete or correct. Don't do any of the following steps if you're not sure of what you're doing. You could damage your digital stuffs and you WILL lose your warranty. Everything you do will be at your own risk.

Disclaimer Notice : imprtant things to know before you start taking Part your digital stuffs

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Installing MacBook Core Duo Airport Card

Install an Airport Extreme 802.11g card internally.

Tools used in this guide : Coin , Phillips #00 Screwdriver , Spudger
Parts relevant to this guide : MacBook 802.11g Airport Extreme Card , MacBook 802.11n Airport Extreme Card

Step 1 — Battery
Use a coin to rotate the battery-locking screw 90 degrees clockwise.

Step 2
Lift the battery out of the computer.

Step 3 — Memory Cover
Remove the three evenly-spaced Phillips screws from along the rear wall of the battery compartment.
The screws are captive to the metal memory cover.

Step 4
Lift up on L-shaped memory cover, slide it to the right, and lift it out of the computer.

Step 5 — Upper Case
Remove the following 3 screws:
One 11 mm Phillips in the middle of the case.
Two 14.5 mm Phillips.
If the screws stick in the case, you can use a magnetized screwdriver to draw them out.
The shorter of the three screws goes in the middle.

Step 6
Remove the following 3 screws from the rear wall of the battery compartment:
Two 3 mm Phillips.
One 4 mm Phillips on the right side.
When reinstalling these screws, it may be helpful to push down on the lower case to line up the screw holes.

Step 7
Remove the two Phillips screws from either side of the right wall of the battery compartment (not the ones closest to the battery connector).

Step 8
Remove the four indicated Phillips screws from the front wall of the battery compartment. When working from the left, remove the 2nd, 4th, 7th and 9th screw.

Step 9
Remove the following 4 screws from the back of the computer:
Two 7 mm Philips on the far sides.
Two 10.5 mm Phillips toward the center.

Step 10
Remove the two Phillips screws from the optical side of the computer.
It is not necessary to remove the similar screws on the other side of the computer.

Step 11
There's a trackpad and keyboard ribbon connecting the upper case to the logic board, so don't pull the upper case off entirely just yet.
Starting near the display and working around to the front of the computer, pry up on the upper case.

Step 12
While holding up the upper case, use a spudger to pry up the orange trackpad and keyboard cable from its connector.

Step 13 — Airport Card
Disconnect the two antenna cables from the Airport card on the left side of the computer.

Step 14
Remove the following 2 screws from the Airport card:
One 3 mm Phillips from the left side.
One 8 mm Phillips from the right side.

Step 15
Grasp the Airport card at its top and slide it toward the screen and out of the computer.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order

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