Can U add Bluetooth to an iMac G4?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Punkwaffle, Sep 2, 2004.

  1. Punkwaffle macrumors regular

    Punkwaffle

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    Was wondering if it is possible to add INTERNAL bluetooth to an iMac G4 that did not come with it. If so, can someone please point me in the right direction to get instructions and/or parts?

    Thanks,

    Josh
     
  2. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

    musicpyrite

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    To add an internal BT module you would have to open up the iMac, voiding the warrantee.

    And it's near impossible to find the right BT module for the iMac, so in short, it is impossible to add a BT module.
     
  3. MontanaMacster macrumors regular

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    go USB

    The internal Bluetooth is not a simple adapter. There's an internal circuit board, and an antenna, and a couple of other tiny bits. This is not practical to install, as it requires pretty much a complete disassembly of the iMac. Get a USB BlueTooth adapter, instead. You'll get the same results for about $50 without spending perhaps over $200 , including parts plus labor.

    USB Bluetooth Adapters
     

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