Old Mac parts?

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

  1. Mala macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2003
    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

    Mar 4, 2006
    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

    Nov 19, 2003
    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


    Jun 17, 2003
    Cincinnati, OH
    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

    Nov 19, 2003
    Thanks very much. I have an idea of the price now.
  6. tektonnic macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2006
    Bucks, UK
    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

    Nov 8, 2005
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