Mac Pro Bluetooth 2.0+EDR Modul in an iMac G4?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by TzunamiOSX, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. TzunamiOSX macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2009
    Can i use a Bluetooth 2.0+EDR modul like the Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (MA687ZM/A, Part Number: 922-8233, 922-7289, 922-6784, 820-1696-A, A1115) inside an iMac G4?

    The modul looks pin compatible.

    System is Leopard 10.5.8
  2. CooperBox macrumors 6502a


    Nov 28, 2010
    France - between Ricard & Absinthe
    I could be mistaken but I don't think that would be compatible.
    The p/No of the actual iMac G4 bluetooth card is 922-5661. Also required would be the the mating bluetooth extension cable 922-5808. Bluetooth was an option when ordering a USB 2 iMac G4, and from ads I've followed, rather difficult to find either installed or as aftermarket parts.
    The card you indicate is shown below front/rear:

    Card-A1115.jpg Card-A1115_2.jpg

    The original iMac G4 Bluetooth card below front/back:

    Card 922-5661.jpg Card 922-5661_2.jpg

    I've just performed an intensive search for a good photo of the bluetooth card 922-5661 and unable to find one. One of my 20" iMac's has bluetooth installed. The other 20" and also the 17" USB model are both without.
    I too would be interested to know if anyone has succeeded in installing another bluetooth card to a G4 iMac.
  3. dustinschings macrumors 6502


    Sep 3, 2015
    The proper card is easy enough to find online for under $20. Its that extension cable that you need for it that is near impossible to find, and when you do it is around $50 or more. I believe, and I don't always agree with this approach as I like OEM when possible, a USB adapter would be the best, most cost effective way.


    BT Board ($15)

    Extension Cable (pricey, and likely not actually in stock)

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