Just a quick question regarding the imacs. In this mac it appears that the network card has gone bad. Before I look into tearing it apart, does anyone
know if the nic is serviceable or if it would require an entire MB change. It has a model identifier of imac6,1.
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It used to be easy to do (it was under the keyboard). Now Apple has made damn near impossible for even a lifetime Mac user like myself to figure out
how to get in there without breaking it.
You should try doing all the system updates first to see if that fixes the airport.
Pretty sure they are a MB component like the Mac Mini and laptops. The Airport might still work and would be cheaper if the iMac is not still under
warranty, provided that is an option for you. Might be worth it to call your local Apple Store and ask to be sure.
Most boards today have an integrated NIC so it's non replaceable. I can't seem to find detailed specs for the board itself, but due to the slim
design of the imac I'd bet it's integrated. According to 1 website there are no expansion slots, so it might require a full board replacement
Don't quote me, I only fiddle with my mac g4 cube.
you can always fork out for a USB nic, much cheaper than replacing the board
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Also, another much cheaper option would be to get a wi-fi usb dongle.
Most of them say they they are not compatible with Mac but they actually are. For instance, the Netgear ones are actually made by Buffalo, so you
could just used the Buffalo Mac drivers.
Although, if you still have the Apple Care you should just bring it in for repair.
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