Airport in a 1.33GHz iBook 12"

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Chrismcfall, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. Chrismcfall Suspended

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    Hey, I've got a iBook G4 and its not picking up the Airport card....
    Is it a hard job to replace in these iBooks? I've been told its on the logic board....
     
  2. msjones macrumors 6502

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    Hi,
    Its unbelievably easy to replace the Airport card in an ibook.

    At the top of the keyboard there are to clips, slide them both back, lift the keyboard and fold it back onto the palm rest, take care not to damage the ribbon.

    The airport an memory bay are both under the keyboard. If my memory is correct I think you have to unscrew the metal plate to get to the airport.

    Try removing the airport and cleaning the connectors on the card and the socket on the logic board, the compressed air in a can should do the trick. if this doesnt work ebay is the best place for a new AP card!
     
  3. Chrismcfall thread starter Suspended

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    Erm...Mine isnt there. Just the RAM shield. I've got Bluetooth, so I must have Airport i guess.
     
  4. Chrismcfall thread starter Suspended

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    I've been told that the Airport is inside the iBook somewhere....
    Will Apple charge much to fix this?
     
  5. NIPRING macrumors 6502

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    Are you saying that you have Airport, and its not working anymore? I cant tell if thats what your saying. If you've looked under the keyboard you should see the airport card plain as day if its there. If you dont see it, you dont have it.
     
  6. crabbydaddy2 macrumors member

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    No he is right.
    The airport card is in the logic board on the 2 newest models of the iBook.

    I sold mine on eBay for 500.00 with a broken airport that was in the iBook.

    Its really expensive to fix at the apple store & they might need to replace the whole logic board!
     
  7. Chrismcfall thread starter Suspended

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    Oh......That kinda sucks.
    So I guess its not just detachable from the Logic Board either.
    And I guess there isnt any decent USB Airport sticks about, and they're just ugly as anything.
     
  8. NIPRING macrumors 6502

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    But he said he had the 1.33 and that model is what is listed on the ifixit guide. That's why it thought it should be easy access.
     
  9. Chrismcfall thread starter Suspended

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    Went to the Apple store with it today, they were quoting around 120GBP for the repair.
    Has anyone here ever done it themselves.....?
     
  10. mbalyuzi macrumors newbie

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    It is detachable. It's a small rectangular grey module on the upper side of the logic board, towards the front left, with a plastic strip above it holding it in place.

    I reseated mine a couple of days ago.... So many tiny screws to get at it though :)
     
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  13. iBookG4 FTW macrumors member

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    I have the same model, with the same problem. I figured, screw fixing this, and I went to ebay and bought a USB wireless adaptor. I installed the software, plugged it in, and it has worked great to this day. I actually reccommend it.
     

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