Airport and superdrive issues on this iBook g4
I have just rescued an Ibook g4 14" 933mhz laptop...it has an upgraded 1 gb of ram...the issues are that the cd drive is non-responsive and I have a spare teac dv-w28sl super, wondering if this will be compatible?
Also the computer is saying it is finding no airport hardware though I can see the airport extreme card right under the keyboard.
I haven't ventured into the laptop yet so figured I'd ask for advice on this first...thanks!
First, the last three letters and numbers of your serial number would be useful to gauge what machine is yours.
As for the Superdrive, your machine is a picky eater, but not that picky.
I searched about your TEAC, and this guide says:
Apple branded, used, tested TEAC DV-W28SL slot loading 12.5mm ATA superdrive. The iBook G4 range use a manufacturer specific bezel which clips onto the front of the optical drive and so this drive can only be used in an iBook G4 if it is replacing another TEAC drive.
So, you may need to check what SuperDrive your iBook has: you don't have to dismantle it, just read under System Profiler. If your drive isn't a TEAC, it's likely to be one of those , and iFixit carries them for a fair price.
But you can also use an external DVD reader.
As for the Airport, I'd check if it's well connected or dislodged. You can use this guide to help, and it's an easy work. If it doesn't work after replacing it, you may try with a borrowed one. If it works, you may need a new Airport one.
Replacing an Airport is an easy job.
As for a SuperDrive replacement, that needs more work...
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