The Mac Pro First Generation is an Intel Xeon-based workstation computer manufactured by Apple Inc. The first generation model includes the machines from 2006 through 2008.

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How to install airport card in Mac pro desktop 2009 8 core

How do I install airport card in 2009 Mac pro Nehalem??

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It's located right on top of your logic board and you just take the screws out and snap a new on in like RAM. For the correct procedure and part please give us the last three figures of your serial number.

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Apple Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.8 (2008) Specs

Identifiers: Mac Pro Early 2008 - MA970LL/A - MacPro3,1 - A1186 - 2180

Remove the two screws holding it in place. Snap off the antennae connector, pull it straight off the board (it's in a socket connector). Do you need the part number?


No thanks Mayer, I got the part already.

Thanks for your help


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Also, here are some images that might help you out. The main trick is dealing w/the connectors. I had to hold the card in my right hand at an angle and with thumb above and index finger above the card snap them in place. Also, the card I bought didn't come w/screws (Apple brand) which is weird. Make sure you use cable 1 & 2 and connect them to the 1 & 2 on the card. It is pretty hard to find, but it is there.

higher resolution images:

Note location of card after installation

close up of card - before insertion

close up of card - once connectors are on card and in place

close up of card - after insertion


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