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  • Remove the three 14.3mm T7 Torx screws from the bottom of AirPort.

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  • Remove the 5.1mm Phillips screw from the bottom of the AirPort. This screw is located under the identification sticker. You will have to remove the sticker or make a hole to remove it.

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  • Lift the bottom and top casing straight apart and then lift metal casing straight up from the bottom plastic casing.

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  • Unplug the black connector on the top of the metal casing by gently pulling horizontally.

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  • Remove four 1mm phillips screws from the bottom.

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Image 1/1: To remove the AirPort card, gently pull the plastic tab horizontally.
  • Separate the top and bottom of the metal casing. You will now expose the motherboard and AirPort card.

  • To remove the AirPort card, gently pull the plastic tab horizontally.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Thank you so much for your guide! I was challenging myself to do it without cheating, but couldn't figure out how to release the bottom plastic layer from the main unit inside after I undid the 3 Torx screws. Thankfully you avoided me having to break the whole unit by showing where the central screw hidden beneath the S/N 3 barcode sticker was and that it was Philips not Torx, and I can now pinch the A1027 wifi card and use it in my G5, instead of relying on ageing ethernet! Bless you kind folks!

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