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What's this that came with my powerbook?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Albone, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. macrumors regular

    I've had my powerbook for a year, and never noticed, this T shaped looking thing with an airport symbol on it. I can't find any documentation on it anywhere, either at home or on the web. Anyone know what i'm talking about? What is it?

    Sure I can GUESS what it is, but I'd like to know what I'm fooling around with.
  2. macrumors 68040


    You got that with a powerbook?!?!?! :eek:

    That's an Airport antena for a Powermac.
  3. macrumors Core

    where are you seeing this symbol?? through the OS or somewhere on the hardware?

    as of right now my only guess is the BT symbol....
  4. macrumors regular

    Its possible I got it with my emac, but I found it in my powerbook box. Its an antenna? Where would you plug THIS thing in? Or is it possibly older than my emac and powerbook?
  5. macrumors 6502a

    You don't plug it in anywhere in your powerbook, it's meant for either a powermac G5 or an iMac (but I might be wrong there).

  6. macrumors 68040


    yeah It sounds like the airport attenna from a powermac...or I guess eMac perhaps. I got one with my powermac that I just got.
  7. macrumors 65816


    is it one of these:

  8. macrumors regular

    Yeah, that's it. So, I'd plug it into my emac then? Is there a port, or is there some lesser known spot that I'd use?

    Thanks for all your help!
  9. macrumors 68020


    That is definatly a Powermac Airport antenna. I am pretty sure that they only go with Powermac G5s, you shouldn't have it, don't know why you do.
  10. macrumors 68020

    Rod Rod

    The eMac has a built-in Airport antenna. You have no use for that thing.
  11. macrumors 6502a


    It goes to a PM G5, since the case is totally made of metal you wouldn't get much reception if the attenna was inside.

    Sell it on ebay, it seems to be the trend.


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