So, I have fully working iBook G4 14" 1.42GHz model but also 12" model suffering from Airport slot defect (and audio jack defect but that's another story). I like the 12" model better since it still has the same resolution as the bigger one, 9Mhz processor speed difference quite obviously means nothing. I found an article where someone actually did repair the Airport socket or so it says: http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-a-broken-iBook-G4-with-Airport-kernel-panic/#step1 I ordered very sharp soldering iron tip and a magnifying glass apparently originally intended for jewellery. So I think I'll try my best. Those connector legs are damn tiny so bridging connections is very easy. Has anyone here repaired Airport slot succesfully? And how long it did last? Clamp fix does not count as fix, since it isn't. Also using an external USB stick is even less of a fix. EDIT: And bonus, what do you think, can the iBook audio jack be replaced by using a jack from Soundblaster etc. soundcards? I currently don't have the iBook disassembled and I can't remember how it looked, the connector legs etc. but it would be great if a jack from SB would fit since I have couple of those.