A project log for Macbook to mini-desktop conversion

I'm converting an old 2009 macbook pro to a mini linux desktop.

leo-covarrubiasLeo Covarrubias 07/07/2018 at 21:030 Comments

I was not aware that the wifi card on this mac was not built into the motherboard.  I had to go find it in the lcd panel hinge.  Luckily, it and the antena are very compact and transplantable.  I did have to cut a cable that snakes behind the screen.  Not sure what that was fore - maybe the webcam?

I have not tried to test if the wifi works yet, working on the test bench sled files in Fusion 360 currently.  I will probably switch to Linux Mint instead of pure Debian for ease of use.