FORGET IT: Mac Mini G4 Airport/Bluetooth

Discussion in 'Marketplace Archive 2' started by GimmeSlack12, Jun 6, 2007.

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    GimmeSlack12

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    I am having a hard time finding one of these Mac Mini's. I'm willing to spend up to $400. Needs to have Airport.

    Help a brotha' out?
     
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    I'm looking to sell my Mini that may either have bad RAM or a bad logicboard and is past its Applecare. I want to just sell it for $110. It doesn't have Airport/Bluetooth though. It's a G4 1.25 Ghz, 512 MB RAM, 40GB HD, Combo Drive. I've got pictures also. Just throwing the offer out there.
     
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    GimmeSlack12

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    You haven't diagnosed if it is the RAM or the logic board. What do you feel is wrong with it? Cause I'll buy a gig stick of RAM and install it if you feel its the RAM. If you can confirm that I will buy yours.
     
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    Well I can't even find the startup discs to do the hardware test right now, but every time it's been done before it passed them all, so I really don't know what it is. Is there anything else I can do to test it?
     
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    GimmeSlack12

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    I think I misread your original post. I really need the AP option.
    But are there any operating problems with the machine? Freezes, won't boot, etc.
     
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    if all else fails...

    I have a Mini G4 Mezzanine Board, Antenna and Bluetooth kit (no AE card tho).

    Would be willing to sell reasonably.
     
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    GimmeSlack12

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    Explain what you mean by antenna? Is that mean airport (just not extreme) or what exactly?
     
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    RGunner

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    Antenna

    Apple sells a kit to put Bluetooth and AE into G4 Mini's which didnt come with the wireless option.

    It includes a Bluetooth board, a Mezzanine board and I believe two antennas. One antenna is for the BT module the other for the AE module.

    I have all parts except for the AE card (which is now found for as cheap as $29).

    You must have the kit to install BT or AE (or both).
     
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    I see, so I would be buying this for how much from you RGunner? And then a Mini, and then an AE card. Hell, might as well get more RAM while I have this thing open.
     
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    It kernel panics/freezes. Sometimes after a few minutes, sometimes after a few hours, or sometimes It won't freeze for a day or two.

    Edit: Also after extensive searching I cannot find the discs that came with it. :/
     
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    GimmeSlack12

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    Thanks for the offers and discussion but I am buying a local mini in the Bay area.

    Close thread please.
     

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