Thread: thinking of buying a clamshell
03-17-2005, 06:16 PM #1nadeemGuestthinking of buying a clamshell
just love the design of the old iBook and would love to buy this one here - anyone tell me how easy it is to fit an airport card and ram to it as well as upgrade to panther...?
03-17-2005, 07:03 PM #2
Originally Posted by nadeem
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- 14" iBook G3 900/640/40 _ _ Power Macintosh G3 All-In-One 315/768/20 _ _ 20 GB iPod
Upgrading to Panther will just be a matter of putting in the disks running the installer.
03-17-2005, 07:08 PM #3sonofapplepmGuest
My wife and I just bought a Tangerine iBook. It had been upgraded to 366mHz w/ a cd burner and started life with 64Mb. I put in an airport card and upgraded the ram to 320Mb's. I also installed Panther in modified form.
(less the alternate language sections). I ended up with just over a gig of HD space leftover. She mostly uses it for surfing, iTunes,and iChat. It seems to do this with ease. We paid just over $300 U.S. shipped. Hope this helps.
BTW, the ram and airport installation is very easy. It can be accessed under the keyboard.
03-17-2005, 08:37 PM #4
If you are planning on installing an AirPort card, just remember to get the original AirPort card. Clamshells cannot take the AirPort Extreme. I have known of a few people who have made that mistake and were left with a wireless card they could not use.__________________________________________________
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