Question about Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook
The airport hardware is not recognized after the mac was dropped. How can this be fixed?
I say it'd be more likely that the airport card shifted in the socket. I could be wrong but take a look. I'm not sure if it's true on the 12" models, but on all the others, there is a cover in the battery compartment that hides the airport. Take it out and put it back in. My 17" powerbook took a 4ft drop to the asphalt late last year and it came out with only a few small scratches. You might also try swapping the airport card with another one just to verify if the slot is good.
Posted on Jun 20, 2008
ScottyFixit, well said! This has happened many times, even traveling with your mac, the airport card gets moved around. If your comfortable, take a peek and make sure its sitting properly... I usually clean it and the contacts while Im in there, but whatever your comfortable doin...
Posted on Aug 15, 2009
I have done exactly the same with mine and i knocked the network ca
rd and it cant find the airport software im reluctant to take it out as i have not dealt with mac intieriors any ideas?
Posted on Aug 15, 2009
Cracked solder joint most likely or worse. These can be a royal pain to track down but weve repaired more complex. How old is the unit?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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