came across some trouble installing a new airport extreme card...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by guitardude87, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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 =/

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  2. macrumors 68040

    California

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    Uh... what powerbook model is it

    12
    15
    17 inch?

    And what CPU speed or model

    1.0
    1.33
    1.5
    1.67

    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
     
  3. macrumors 68040

    666sheep

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  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Looks like it's hot glue. Should be able to get it out with a dental pick
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    tried it...wasn't coming off
     

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