View Full Version : came across some trouble installing a new airport extreme card...

Jan 1, 2011, 04:38 PM
I was trying to install an airport extreme card on my old powerbook g4. When I tried to put it in, it wouldn't budge all the way like it should. I took the case apart and took out the interface cable and I noticed that there's some hard gunk on half of the pins and it won't come out with anything I can try. Does anyone know where I can buy this cable by itself? I've searched several dealers but can't find anything =/


Jan 1, 2011, 05:07 PM
Uh... what powerbook model is it

17 inch?

And what CPU speed or model


I ask this because you simply cannot be asking about how to put an Airport Extreme card into a Powerbook G4 Titanium, as opposed to aluminum, correct? They don't take Extreme cards, they take the old Airport card

All to say, we are in the dark

Jan 1, 2011, 05:22 PM
Search by part number printed on cable (821-0301-A): http://cgi.ebay.ie/Apple-PowerBook-G4-15-Aiport-Flex-Cable-821-0301-A-/330403691566

Jan 1, 2011, 05:31 PM
it's a 15" aluminum 1GHz model. I did manage to come across a site called "mac recycling" and ordered the ribbon cable from there since it was only five bucks. i hope this is the only thing needed to get the wifi working

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Jan 1, 2011, 06:54 PM
Looks like it's hot glue. Should be able to get it out with a dental pick

Jan 1, 2011, 09:20 PM
Looks like it's hot glue. Should be able to get it out with a dental pick

tried it...wasn't coming off