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Model A1013, A1052, A1085, or A1107 / 1440x900 screen resolution

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Chronic Sound and Airport Failure

PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.5GHz 2003-2004

A little while back I decided to purchase two PowerBook G4 17" models for spares, and made one aesthetically pleasing functional model. But 1/20 times the sound will work, which bothers me, but it doesn't bother me as much as the fact that it will not connect to either my 802.11B/G/N network or my Airport network. It also will not power on with an official Apple charger, and I have to use a really bad Amazon charger.

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First I would replace the DC-In board. Here's how: PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1-1.67 GHz DC-In Board Replacement

Here's a source for the part: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Apple-PowerB...

Next go into the system profiler and see if the airport card is being seen. Hook up to a hard wired ethernet cable and see if it will log on to the internet. Let us know your results.

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Ethernet works, and it recognises the AirPort Card, but the Airport card doesn't recognise my Asus router nor my Aorport network consisting of some old pre-G4 Quicksilver Airport Base Stations

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Did it ever recognize then or is his something new?

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This is nothing new, I've always had trouble with this machine connecting to my wireless networks

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