iMac G3 AirPort Card Failed?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by SuperPolli, May 22, 2013.

  1. SuperPolli macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2013
    New Jersey
    Equipment: iMac G3 Summer 2000, 1 GB RAM, 10 GB HDD, Mac OS X 10.3.9 Panther

    My iMac has an AirPort card that I installed on my own. When I got the iMac from it's previous owner he gave me a package and said, "Here is an AirPort card that I bought but couldn't install. If you can install it then it's yours." So I got it home and installed it and it worked fine for about 4 months. One day the computer was just playing songs in iTunes and I went to refresh my email (Normally I didn't keep Safari open but that day I did) and the page wouldn't refresh. I rebooted and still nothing. I opened the machine, dusted it out, made sure everything was properly aligned and tried again. No internet whatsoever. So then I tried putting in a hard drive with Mac OS X 10.4.11 Tiger. Everything worked except for the internet. So it is definitely the AirPort card.

    My question for all of you lovely forum writers is:

    Is there any way to repair/reset my AirPort card?

    If there is not, where can I get an AirPort card that will work with my iMac G3?

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