airport card does not register

its an ibook g4 12" 1.33

how can i get to it to see if its detached or the antena is loose...thnks

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the laptop does not show that it has an Airport installed?

but i have used lit before

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This is a well documented issue with the iBook G4 1.33 12". This ibook model has a problem with the airport/bluethoot socket on the logic board. Most of the times the socket failure generate kernel panicks events but sometimes the card is just not "seen" by the computer. You may try to open the ibook top case and insert a few paper sheets under the grey plastic bracket that holds the AP card to the heatsink this will produce a better contact in the socket but IMHO this trick doesn't last very long so it's better to take off the card and use a wireless USB dongle.

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Here's the iFixit guide for removing the Airport for your model iBook:

iBook G4 12" 1.33 GHz AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement

When you say it's not registering, do you mean that it's not picking up your wireless network, or that the laptop does not show that it has an Airport installed?

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