Old Mac parts?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Mala, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. Mala macrumors 6502

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    Friend's looking for an AirPort card - not AirPort Express but the original one. I know I used to know a shop that specialised in heritage Mac stuff but can't find it in my current bookmarks.

    Any tips on where to buy, please?
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    Only place I've seen these on is eBay, but they are REALLY expensive for a second hand part(up to £100). In some models you also need to buy a caddy (another £15) to attach them to the logic board.

    Although ascetically pleasing, I don't think they are worth the money for a 11Mbps connection. You would be better off with an ethernet to wireless converter, or a Belkin USB Wi-Fi dongle if you need the portability (avoid the D-Link ones).
     
  3. Mala thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not for me but for an un-computerate (illcomputerate?) friend. He doesn't want stuff trailing off his machine, so an AirPort seems the thing. But thanks for the suggestion - if it were for myself I'd take it.
     
  4. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    I would check out macofalltrades.com, they usually get older Mac's and older parts or I would always check out ebay.
     
  5. Mala thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks very much. I have an idea of the price now.
     
  6. tektonnic macrumors 6502

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    I actually just bought a classic Airport card from a friend for a really good price but previously used a D-Link DWL-G122 dongle, which was really good and the 3rd party s/w was good too.

    I'd recommend it, I also have one for sale now too, lol.
     
  7. titangears macrumors member

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    Look here:

    http://www.ifixit.com/cart/catalog/category_43_Wireless_page_1.html
     

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