Bluetooth mac keyboard on iMac G4

s¡juandelarocha

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Oct 14, 2017
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Would it work a bluetooth mac keyboard on an iMac G4 with Airport card? -which I have always thought enables 802.11b and also bluetooth.

Thanks!
 
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weckart

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Depends. On both of mine the Airport card (one 802.11b and one 802.11g) is separate from Bluetooth. Bluetooth was an optional extra with the iMac G4.
 

CooperBox

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The Bluetooth card and especially the extension cable for the iMac G4 is very difficult to find, and not the easiest thing to install once you've found one. You have to remove the logic board as it's located underneath. I've removed/reinstalled one, and will link to some photos.

......the card pt/no is 922-5661. Here's a related link with a photo of the card itself:
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/mac-pro-bluetooth-2-0-edr-modul-in-an-imac-g4.2028116/#post-24206418

Just realised how poor those reworked photos were of the bluetooth card. I'll see if I can find the originals and repost.
 
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mode11

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There’s an ancient D-Link USB BT adapter that was ‘blessed’ by Apple with an official firmware replacement. It keeps it live when asleep, so a connected keyboard / mouse can wake the computer up. A normal BT adapter can’t do this. This is the easiest / cheapest solution (about £10).
 

CooperBox

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Nov 28, 2010
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There’s an ancient D-Link USB BT adapter that was ‘blessed’ by Apple with an official firmware replacement. It keeps it live when asleep, so a connected keyboard / mouse can wake the computer up. A normal BT adapter can’t do this. This is the easiest / cheapest solution (about £10).
Yep, this one I believe.

DLink-BT1.jpg DLink-BT2.jpg

There's also another almost identical marked DBT-122 which may be ok, perhaps someone could confirm if so.