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Airport connection - G5 Powerbook

Thanks I removed the airport card and the display now works.  Wondering what to do now about a wireless connection - do you suggest purchasing a new airport card and renstalling?

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Yes better get a new wireless card if there's a airport that can be connected via USB that will be better..

Good luck....

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