My excitement was short lived

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Zeke D, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. Zeke D, Sep 20, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2012

    Zeke D macrumors 6502a

    Zeke D

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Location:
    Arizona
    #1
    I was able to trade a dude in my town some tech support for an airport extreme and bluetooth with antennas. I swapped out the wired keyboard for the apple wireless keyboard. I still have the mouse hooked up via usb, but eventually i will come across someone who is willing to trade me a wireless apple mouse.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Zeke D, Sep 21, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2012

    Zeke D thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Zeke D

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Location:
    Arizona
    #2
    When I installed the BT module the first time, the modem cable was brushing against the fan. I went to remove the modem and BT, and the damn connector to the BT separated from the BT module! I was so excited to have BT, now I am sad again.
     

    Attached Files:

  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Location:
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    #3
    I still haven't installed my BT model because I'm afraid to rip something else out of the motherboard. Sorry to hear about the connector. These things are very fragile.
     
  4. Zeke D thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Zeke D

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Location:
    Arizona
    #4
    Yeah it totally sucks too. A friendly MR poster was going to trade me for his apple wireless mouse. I suppose I will still do the trade, and just keep my eye out for another BT module. The last one only took 9 months to procure, so by the summer of 2013 I should have another one :(
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inside
    #5
    The Bluetooth modules are very easy to find. Non-late 2005 G5's take the same Bluetooth board as the eMac, G4/G5 iMac, 2006-early 2009 iMac, and the 2006-2008/9 Mac Pro. The Intell Macs will give your PowerPC Mac Bluetooth 2.X/+EDR. The boards for the Intell Macs can be found on eBay for about $10.
     
  6. Zeke D thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Zeke D

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Location:
    Arizona
    #6
    yeah I saw that, it was the antenna that was the pricey item.
     
  7. Zeke D thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Zeke D

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Location:
    Arizona
    #7
    is the A1115 module what you are referring to?
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inside
    #8
    Yes, the blue ones are Bluetooth 2.X and the green are the older PowerPC 1.X ones. The antenna connector is in a different location, but the Mac's internal antenna can reach it without a problem.
     
  9. Zeke D thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Zeke D

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Location:
    Arizona
    #9
    This may be an elementary question, but what are the advantages from BT1.x to BT2.x? Its a shame I can't take the BT module from my iBook.
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inside
    #10
    Faster data rate, slightly better range, more simultaneous devices, compatibility with Bluetooth 2.X only devices, lower power usage. Main big one is faster data rate, if you get a +EDR one, it'll be even faster. The EDR stands for Enhanced Data Rate.
     
  11. Zeke D thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Zeke D

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Location:
    Arizona
    #11
    I looked on fleabay and didn't see any for less than $20 after shipping. I will just keep an eye out. It just pisses me off the BT connector separated from the logic board.
     

Share This Page