eMac AirPort Card Replacement

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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  ¶ 

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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  ¶ 

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • 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  ¶ 

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Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • 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.

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

For more information, check out the eMac device page.

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