Hacking the Samsung NC10

One of the real reasons I wanted a netbook was to be able to play around a bit with some things I would not normally get to do on a daily machine.  A key goal is to get OSX installed and running so I’ve got a netbook hackintosh system going.  So far I do actually have OSX installed and running along with Windows 7 and XP though the standard hardware inside the Samsung NC10 does not have any network drivers within OSX.  I knew this going in and thought it would only add to the fun of toying around with this system.

Tonight I remembered that I had a spare Airport Extreme in the house and thinking the card inside might work in the NC10 I ran to get it along with some tools …

01/10/2009 - Samsung NC10 dissection

The Airport Extreme open and card removed …

I then took the back case off the NC10 to get to the good stuff …

 01/10/2009 - Samsung NC10 dissection

Unfortunately it was pretty obvious right away that the card was quite a bit larger than the internal space available so I’ll have to try again with a known working option. 

01/10/2009 - Samsung NC10 dissection

This was a fun project while everyone else in the house was sleeping.  Hopefully I’ll be able to report back soon enough after a successful transplant. 

32 Replies to “Hacking the Samsung NC10”

  1. That AirPort card is Mini-PCI, and can only be used in older laptops (and PowerPC Mac laptops). All new laptops (Intel Macs included) use Mini-PCIe, which is the right one for all netbooks.

  2. That AirPort card is Mini-PCI, and can only be used in older laptops (and PowerPC Mac laptops). All new laptops (Intel Macs included) use Mini-PCIe, which is the right one for all netbooks.

  3. That AirPort card is Mini-PCI, and can only be used in older laptops (and PowerPC Mac laptops). All new laptops (Intel Macs included) use Mini-PCIe, which is the right one for all netbooks.

  4. That AirPort card is Mini-PCI, and can only be used in older laptops (and PowerPC Mac laptops). All new laptops (Intel Macs included) use Mini-PCIe, which is the right one for all netbooks.

  5. That AirPort card is Mini-PCI, and can only be used in older laptops (and PowerPC Mac laptops). All new laptops (Intel Macs included) use Mini-PCIe, which is the right one for all netbooks.

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