New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

How the *#$& install Airport on eMac?

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools
Posts: n/a

I had a small project last night to replace the CDROM drive on my eMac with a DVD-RW. I downloaded the service manual, which explains that in order to reach CDROM bay, I had to remove the speakers, fan, heat shield, motherboard, heat sink, and disk drive. Oh well, I'd like it to be easier, but not too bad.

So I went on. It took me about an hour to disassemble the eMac and finally got to the CDROM drive. I put everything back and powered it on. Then Voila!. OS X automagically recognized the new CDRW.

Now that all the difficult task is done, I wanted to put the Airport back where it was. And this damn thing just doesn't go in! No, I didn't put it upside down. I've been trying and trying and the tips of my fingers are hurting trying to wiggle it back in the slot. Is there any tip? It goes in all the way except for 1/2 inch or so. I think the problem is the airport card doesn't align with the socket on the motherboard. I just need to wiggle it to align it right. I can't believe this simple user installable component is taking more time than replacing CD drive.

Or if you live in SF bay area and can do this for $20, let me know.
QUOTE Thanks

Padawan's Avatar
Member Since: Jul 21, 2003
Location: Coruscant, Galactic Republic
Posts: 1,185
Padawan has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: 14" iBook G3 900/640/40 _ _ Power Macintosh G3 All-In-One 315/768/20 _ _ 20 GB iPod

Padawan is offline
Are you sure it isn't actually all the way in, and just looks like it's still sticking out? Have to checked to see if the card is being recognized by OS X? Just a thought, because it should definitely not be so difficult to install. The card on my iBook just slid right in.


Do you drive a Civic, Del Sol, or Integra & want more power & tighter steering feel? Click here for my inexpensive DIY Power-Steering Removal Kits.
QUOTE Thanks
Posts: n/a

by the sounds of this I am glad I had mine pre-installed. :rolleyes:
QUOTE Thanks
Posts: n/a

Is it faced the right way? Is it an extreme card? On my iMac my 802.11B card is faced so that the white side with the plastic tab is facing towards YOU WHEN YOU INSTALLING IT... but i am not sure how it is on an eMac...
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« Airport Express & Marriott high speed | Imac USB wifi »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
Need help with Airport Express & College Network SilverBeetle Internet, Networking, and Wireless 0 07-21-2004 08:09 PM
Does it void the warranty to install airport card/ram yourself? HeavyMetalG0d Internet, Networking, and Wireless 1 04-13-2004 12:46 AM
ibook install discs on emac? mogulligan Other Hardware and Peripherals 1 02-06-2004 09:35 AM
Airport 3.1 Update Released schweb Internet, Networking, and Wireless 0 06-20-2003 07:57 AM
eMac drops below $700 schweb Apple Rumors and Reports 0 04-09-2003 02:44 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?