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New 15" PB Airport Card not accessible from battery bay!

Message #1 - Posted 2005/06/04 - Gnarlodious

I went and bought a new 15 incher (model 5,6) and now I discover the Airport Card is not accessible from the battery bay as shown here:

http://pbfixit.com/Guide/54/images_thumb/05.jpg

What I can learn on the internet is that my PB now features hardwired Airport Extreme and Bluetooth, possibly in one module.

Is it even possible to use an external antenna with this computer? Has anyone looked at the hardware? Ant websites talking about it?

-- Gnarlie

Message #2 - Posted 2005/06/05 - Nick

Previously, Gnarlodious wrote:

What I can learn on the internet is that my PB now features hardwired Airport Extreme and Bluetooth, possibly in one module.

No, that's wrong. The modules are separate and not "hardwired" but removable (as opposed to "user replaceable").

Is it even possible to use an external antenna with this computer? Has anyone looked at the hardware? Ant websites talking about it?

-- Gnarlie

Possible an easy way, or taking the PowerBook completely apart and drilling holes in your PB's case to allow external antenna access? No to the former.

I take these things apart for a living, so I'm not regurgitating some stuff I read somewhere.

Message #3 - Posted 2005/07/02 - Gunther Larssen

You could just could just download the manual for this exact procedure from www.quickertek.com
no drilling required

Previously, Nick wrote:

Previously, Gnarlodious wrote:

What I can learn on the internet is that my PB now features hardwired Airport Extreme and Bluetooth, possibly in one module.

No, that's wrong. The modules are separate and not "hardwired" but removable (as opposed to "user replaceable").

Is it even possible to use an external antenna with this computer? Has anyone looked at the hardware? Ant websites talking about it?

-- Gnarlie

Possible an easy way, or taking the PowerBook completely apart and drilling holes in your PB's case to allow external antenna access? No to the former.

I take these things apart for a living, so I'm not regurgitating some stuff I read somewhere.

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