iMac G5 20" Model A1076 AirPort Extreme Replacement

Easily replace your AirPort Extreme card to regain wireless connectivity.

Edit Step 1 Rear Panel  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Rear Panel  ¶ 

  • Lay the iMac display-side down on a flat surface.

  • Loosen the three Phillips screws securing the rear panel to the iMac.

  • These screws are captive in the iMac. The center screw will stop turning after about 3.5 turns and the outer screws will stop turning after about 5.5 turns. Do not try to remove these screws from your iMac.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Lift the rear panel slightly near the bottom of the iMac.

  • Pull the rear panel toward yourself and remove it from the iMac.

Edit Step 3 AirPort Extreme  ¶ 

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Edit Step 3 AirPort Extreme  ¶ 

  • Lift the AirPort card slightly by its plastic tab and pull it straight away from its socket.

  • During reinstallation, insert the AirPort card such that the antenna side is nearest the center of the logic board.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

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Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • Insert the flat end of a spudger between the body of the AirPort card and its antenna connector.

  • Push the spudger away from the AirPort card to disconnect the AirPort antenna.

  • When reassembling your iMac, be sure to insert the AirPort card the way it was before disassembly.

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

For more information, check out the iMac G5 20" Model A1076 device page.

Required Tools

Spudger

$2.95 · 50+ In stock

Phillips #1 Screwdriver

$5.95 · 50+ In stock

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Some models (with light sensor) have only the two outboard screws.

Robert Huber, · Reply

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