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KevinFarr

 
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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.

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Sorry that last one is so huge.
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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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I thought it might be something to do with an airport card.

Aren't the actual cards difficult to find?
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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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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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