came across some trouble installing a new airport extreme card...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by guitardude87, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. guitardude87 macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2011
    I was trying to install an airport extreme card on my old powerbook g4. When I tried to put it in, it wouldn't budge all the way like it should. I took the case apart and took out the interface cable and I noticed that there's some hard gunk on half of the pins and it won't come out with anything I can try. Does anyone know where I can buy this cable by itself? I've searched several dealers but can't find anything =/

  2. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    Uh... what powerbook model is it

    17 inch?

    And what CPU speed or model


    I ask this because you simply cannot be asking about how to put an Airport Extreme card into a Powerbook G4 Titanium, as opposed to aluminum, correct? They don't take Extreme cards, they take the old Airport card

    All to say, we are in the dark
  3. guitardude87 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2011
    it's a 15" aluminum 1GHz model. I did manage to come across a site called "mac recycling" and ordered the ribbon cable from there since it was only five bucks. i hope this is the only thing needed to get the wifi working
  4. occams razor macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2010
    Salem, OR
    Looks like it's hot glue. Should be able to get it out with a dental pick
  5. guitardude87 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2011
    tried it...wasn't coming off

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