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PowerBook - dropped my 12" powerbook, airport no longer reading


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The airport card itself has no visible damage when I removed it. I've been told it's probably the antenae, and that it would cost more to even investigate than to just purchase a new macbook.
Everything else is running just fine, only I'm no longer wireless. The airport no longer shows up as an option on any of my internet settings, but it does work through ethernet.
Does anybody have an option for me? Any kind of gadgets or modifications I can do? Anything else I can try or do to have wireless internet again? I would like to try to keep any costs around $100, as I also need a new battery. neye:
Thanks for any help!
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well, if you have a friend that has an airport card you could give that a shot to see if it actually is the card or the antenna. that would be a good way to start. im not sure what apple's return policy is on airport cards, but you could buy a new one to see if it works, and if it doesnt, return it. a new battery alone is over 100, so hopefully your not including that in your cost estimate. good luck, hopefully its only the card and not the antenna
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well, if you have a friend that has an airport card you could give that a shot to see if it actually is the card or the antenna. that would be a good way to start. im not sure what apple's return policy is on airport cards, but you could buy a new one to see if it works, and if it doesnt, return it. a new battery alone is over 100, so hopefully your not including that in your cost estimate. good luck, hopefully its only the card and not the antenna
My husband just got a macbook, will his work in my powerbook? If so, how do I remove the airport in a macbook? I've been nervous about trying this and mucking up his new machine.
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yea, i think its under the battery, there should be a door
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well the airport in the macbook is integrated, so i think that there is no removable card. I am most likely way off though
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