eMac AirPort Card Replacement

Member-Contributed Guide

Member-Contributed Guide

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Replace the AirPort card in your eMac.

  • Author: mayer
  • Difficulty: Easy

This machine uses the:

Apple 630-2883 Original APPLE-MAC Airport 802.11B Wireless Card from the 700 MHz machine through the eMac (ATI Graphics). After that it uses the Apple M8881LL/A AirPort Extreme Card.

Edit Step 1 AirPort Card  ¶ 

Image 1/1: The AirPort slot is located just above the Optical Drive in the front of the unit.  It is covered by a small plastic panel.

Edit Step 1 AirPort Card  ¶ 

  • Installation of the AirPort Card on this machine is very easy.

  • The AirPort slot is located just above the Optical Drive in the front of the unit. It is covered by a small plastic panel.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Remove the two Phillips screws located to the right and left sides of the optical drive tray.

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  • Press the eject arrow located on the upper right corner of your keyboard. Once the optical drive tray is open, gently hold it and shut down the machine.

  • Remove the two Phillips screws located to the right and left sides of the optical drive tray.

  • The Airport cable is snapped into place on the back of the optical drive panel .

  • Gently remove the panel from the front of the eMac

  • Disconnect the AirPort cable from the optical drive panel.

  • Pull the AirPort card straight away from its socket in the eMac.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Reconnect the AirPort cable to the optical drive panel.

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  • Slide the new AirPort card into the slot until its firmly seated.

  • Reconnect the AirPort cable to the optical drive panel.

  • Reattach the optical drive panel and restart the eMac.

  • To configure the AirPort card, go under the Apple in the upper left hand corner to System Preferences - Network. The AirPort option should be on the left hand window. Select it.

  • It should set up on its own. If not hit the "Assist Me" box on the bottom of the page.

Conclusion

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

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