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KevinFarr 05-26-2007 10:24 PM

Mysterious Black Wire
So, I have a green iMac (450MHz, 512MB RAM[upgrade], 20GB HD) and I was using the hard drive in it to back up some of my music and photos from my PC (with MacDrive) and I was just replacing it now.

I noticed this little black wire before, but just now decided to find out what it is. I've done some looking around, and haven't found much of anything. It has a rubber cover on the end of it's connector and it fits onto this plastic extension part. I assume it goes to some part of something that slides into the two plastic support-looking things, as it has a connector that looks to be like the same one on the back of the DVD-Rom.

Here's a picture:

The connector only:

If anyone knows what this wire does, and what it connects to, mostly what would go in this vacant place, I would appreciate this.


KevinFarr 05-26-2007 11:06 PM

Sorry that last one is so huge.

dtravis7 05-26-2007 11:13 PM

Does your iMac have an Airport card installed?

Just checked about your machine, that looks like the Airport Cards antenna connector. The Airport requires an adapter that mounts on those 2 plastic mounts.

Your machine is the iMac G3 450Mhz correct?

Here is a URL for the Airport Adapter to hold the card.

KevinFarr 05-26-2007 11:35 PM

I thought it might be something to do with an airport card.

Aren't the actual cards difficult to find?

trpnmonkey41 05-26-2007 11:37 PM

the original airport cards are tougher to find. you can get an airport extreme from

KevinFarr 05-26-2007 11:43 PM


Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41 (Post 402165)
the original airport cards are tougher to find. you can get an airport extreme from

Will the Airport Extreme fit into the adapter that was previously linked?

D3v1L80Y 05-27-2007 01:36 AM

NOTE: Moved to correct forum.

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