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    Mysterious Black Wire

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    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:
    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y20...connector2.jpg


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

    Thanks
    Kevin.

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    Mysterious Black Wire

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    Green iMac G3, 512MB RAM, 40GB, 450MHz, DVD-Rom ; iBook G3 800Mhz, 384MB RAM, DVD-R/W, Airport Card
    Heh
    Sorry that last one is so huge.

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    Mysterious Black Wire
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    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.

    http://www.airportcardsolutions.com/aicaad.html

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    Mysterious Black Wire

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    Green iMac G3, 512MB RAM, 40GB, 450MHz, DVD-Rom ; iBook G3 800Mhz, 384MB RAM, DVD-R/W, Airport Card
    Huh.
    I thought it might be something to do with an airport card.

    Aren't the actual cards difficult to find?

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    Mysterious Black Wire

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    the original airport cards are tougher to find. you can get an airport extreme from apple.com
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    Mysterious Black Wire

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    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41 View Post
    the original airport cards are tougher to find. you can get an airport extreme from apple.com
    Will the Airport Extreme fit into the adapter that was previously linked?
    (http://www.airportcardsolutions.com/aicaad.html)

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