What's this that came with my powerbook?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Albone, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. Albone macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2003
    I've had my powerbook for a year, and never noticed, this T shaped looking thing with an airport symbol on it. I can't find any documentation on it anywhere, either at home or on the web. Anyone know what i'm talking about? What is it?

    Sure I can GUESS what it is, but I'd like to know what I'm fooling around with.
  2. Daveway macrumors 68040


    Jul 10, 2004
    New Orleans / Lafayette, La
    You got that with a powerbook?!?!?! :eek:

    That's an Airport antena for a Powermac.
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    where are you seeing this symbol?? through the OS or somewhere on the hardware?

    as of right now my only guess is the BT symbol....
  4. Albone thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2003
    Its possible I got it with my emac, but I found it in my powerbook box. Its an antenna? Where would you plug THIS thing in? Or is it possibly older than my emac and powerbook?
  5. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2002
    Tacoma, WA
    You don't plug it in anywhere in your powerbook, it's meant for either a powermac G5 or an iMac (but I might be wrong there).

  6. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    yeah It sounds like the airport attenna from a powermac...or I guess eMac perhaps. I got one with my powermac that I just got.
  7. Albone thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2003
    Yeah, that's it. So, I'd plug it into my emac then? Is there a port, or is there some lesser known spot that I'd use?

    Thanks for all your help!
  8. yippy macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    That is definatly a Powermac Airport antenna. I am pretty sure that they only go with Powermac G5s, you shouldn't have it, don't know why you do.
  9. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

    Rod Rod

    Sep 21, 2003
    Las Vegas, NV
    The eMac has a built-in Airport antenna. You have no use for that thing.
  10. _bnkr612 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2004
    It goes to a PM G5, since the case is totally made of metal you wouldn't get much reception if the attenna was inside.

    Sell it on ebay, it seems to be the trend.


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