iBook G3 wont boot with Airport card plugged in

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by DanielCalladine, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    I have a G3 iBook I've put together from spares just as a project. Everything works fine and will connect to the internet over the ethernet cable.

    As soon as I plug an Airport card in it refuses to boot, it won't even try so it seems to be a hardware issue.

    Is it possibly a dodgy Airport card or something else?

    It's a 2001, 600Mhz, Dual USB, white 12" iBook.

    Regards, Daniel
     
  2. macrumors 68030

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    Most likely the Airport card. Could also be something wrong with the Airport connection on the logic board.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Is it possible to test the Airport card in a PC?

    Is it just a normal PCMCIA wifi card inside the Apple packaging?
     

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