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Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

Need urgent help plz removing + installing airport card


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HI

I have an old G4 which does not work ( display is dead thoughthe fan runs) ...here are the specs:
have an old G4 powermac / imac (bought second hand/no disks ) osx:
10.5.8
powermac 6,1
powerpc G4 (3.3)
processor 1 GHz
memory 1.5 GB DDR SD RAM
cpu's 1
version 4
Boot rom
version 4.5.9f1

it was running snow leopard, upgraded from tiger I think.

Pls note, if it helps answer my question below, I have bought Tiger instal disks.

Today I have bought another G4 but it does not have airport card and cant connect wirelessly , whereas the old one could....so want to know if possible/ if so how to remove airport card from old one and instal in new one ...specs for new G4 (os panther) are :


Memory: 256 MB Release Year: 2003
Hard Drive Capacity: 80 GB Release Month: September
Processor Type: PowerPC G4 Product Family: iMac G4
Processor Speed: 1 GHz Screen Size: 15"
MPN: M9285B/A

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Detailed item information
Product Identifiers
Brand Apple
Product Family iMac G4
Model ID PowerMac6,1
Model Number M6498
MPN M9285B/A
EAN 0718908525630


Processor
Processor Type PowerPC G4
Processor Speed 1 GHz


Motherboard
Video Output Interface AGP 4x
Bus Speed 167 MHz


Display
Screen Type CRT Display
Screen Size 15"


Hard Drive
Hard Drive Capacity 80 GB
Hard Drive Interface DMA/ATA-100 (Ultra)


Memory
RAM Technology DDR SDRAM
Manufacturer's RAM Capacity 256 MB
Installed Cache Memory 256 KB


CD / DVD
Optical Drive Type CD-RW/DVD-ROM
Optical Drive Read Speed 8x (DVD)
Optical Drive Write Speed 32x (CD)


Video
On Board Graphic Processor NVIDIA GeForce4 MX
Installed Video Memory 32 MB


Audio
Audio Output Sound card


Modem
Modem Type Fax / Modem


Networking
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet
Networking Type Integrated Network Card



Please note we are not computer literate and need very simple instructions if someone can help please. Would be really grateful if someone can help get us sorted out on this issue.
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Have just gone ahead and removed airport card from old g4 and inserted into new g4 but no airport showing...we did insert it logo side up ( showing) as it was in old g4, pushed it in securely and conencted antenna but no signal...help!!
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Here is a how-to from Apple. To remove existing card follow steps 3 and 4 in reverse. The antenna cable is pretty delicate so do not use force.


http://support.apple.com/kb/TA25960

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Can u kindly give the link to the how to..... Thanks

ps -just re-instaleld and clicked it securely into place.....

it now works - we have wireless internet on new G4 !!! But no safari - every time we laod safari and it goes to google home page we get a message saying the application safari has unexpectedly quit ....we cna get to internet via yahoo and apple sites which are saved as favourites on the main apple site page , but cant get on internet via safari - any ideas why not? and could we instal tiger os to resolve this issue ( over panther os).....
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Both Tiger and Panther are pretty old operating systems, however Tiger is much faster and if you upgrade you will need another version of Safari. Also try Firefox when you get Tiger installed. Remember your Tiger DVD needs to be the full retail instal disc, black coloured, and NOT a silver/grey model specific disc. Also in the iMac, 256MB on memory will never do. 1GB for Tiger. And remember you are working with eight to nine year old computers so do not expect too much.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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hi there

wireless internet now working fine through apple homepage but cant access internet via safari- keep getting prompted to submit bug report to apple:
ex c_bad_access (0x0001)
kern_protection_failure ( 0x0002) at 0 x 00000001

it seems a prpblem with safari .....the thing is we cna access via apple page but it's a nuisance not being able to access via safari and every time we load up safari and do a google search safari crashes - is there a simple way to resolve?

if we instal tiger would that resolve the crashing safari?

ps - the tiger disk is the black one/full retail version, but we dont have 1 GB memory anyway to attempt it
* Safari shows as version 1.3.2 in error report
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problem is with accessing and using google - can get to google but it crashes safari when you do a search. And can only access earch engines /sites saved as bookmarks - trie dto lcoate parentla controls but cant see any.

How easy/ hard is it to instal ram?
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