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 comments for “Hacking the Samsung NC10

  1. 1/12/2009 at 11:32 am

    Very interested to see how this goes.. good luck with it.

  2. 1/12/2009 at 11:39 am

    I ordered a Wireless 1490 card and will swap that in when it arrives … hopefully soon!

  3. 1/12/2009 at 4:32 pm

    Very interested to see how this goes.. good luck with it.

  4. 1/12/2009 at 4:32 pm

    Very interested to see how this goes.. good luck with it.

  5. 1/12/2009 at 4:32 pm

    Very interested to see how this goes.. good luck with it.

  6. 1/12/2009 at 4:39 pm

    I ordered a Dell Wireless 1490 card and will swap that in when it arrives … hopefully soon!

  7. 1/12/2009 at 4:39 pm

    I ordered a Dell Wireless 1490 card and will swap that in when it arrives … hopefully soon!

  8. 1/12/2009 at 4:39 pm

    I ordered a Dell Wireless 1490 card and will swap that in when it arrives … hopefully soon!

  9. kdsfds
    1/20/2009 at 11:56 pm

    your crazzy

  10. kdsfds
    1/21/2009 at 4:56 am

    your crazzy

  11. kdsfds
    1/21/2009 at 4:56 am

    your crazzy

  12. kdsfds
    1/21/2009 at 4:56 am

    your crazzy

  13. 2/4/2009 at 7:52 pm

    Hah nice hack i must say, will try this one day with friends nc10

  14. 2/5/2009 at 12:52 am

    Hah nice hack i must say, will try this one day with friends nc10

  15. 2/5/2009 at 12:52 am

    Hah nice hack i must say, will try this one day with friends nc10

  16. 2/5/2009 at 12:52 am

    Hah nice hack i must say, will try this one day with friends nc10

  17. Pete
    6/19/2009 at 8:16 pm

    did it work?

  18. 6/19/2009 at 9:27 pm

    totally works … and enabled this – http://www.atmasphere.net/wp/archives/2009/01/1

  19. Pete
    6/20/2009 at 12:16 am

    did it work?

  20. Pete
    6/20/2009 at 12:16 am

    did it work?

  21. Pete
    6/20/2009 at 12:16 am

    did it work?

  22. 6/20/2009 at 1:27 am

    totally works … and enabled this – http://www.atmasphere.net/wp/archives/2009/01/1

  23. 6/20/2009 at 1:27 am

    totally works … and enabled this – http://www.atmasphere.net/wp/archives/2009/01/1

  24. 6/20/2009 at 1:27 am

    totally works … and enabled this – http://www.atmasphere.net/wp/archives/2009/01/1

  25. MarkProvanP
    8/8/2009 at 7:40 am

    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.

  26. MarkProvanP
    8/8/2009 at 11:40 am

    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.

  27. MarkProvanP
    8/8/2009 at 11:40 am

    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.

  28. MarkProvanP
    8/8/2009 at 11:40 am

    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.

  29. MarkProvanP
    8/8/2009 at 11:40 am

    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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