What's this that came with my powerbook?

Albone

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Jul 22, 2003
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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.
 

PlaceofDis

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Jan 6, 2004
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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....
 

Albone

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Jul 22, 2003
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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?
 

saabmp3

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Jul 22, 2002
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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).

BEN
 

Albone

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Jul 22, 2003
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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!
 

yippy

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Mar 14, 2004
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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.
 

Rod Rod

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Sep 21, 2003
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Albone said:
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!
The eMac has a built-in Airport antenna. You have no use for that thing.
 

_bnkr612

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Mar 8, 2004
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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.

Cheers.
 
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