Airport Extreme Card
These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Track down a number of hardware problems using the PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" troubleshooting guide.
There are a number of components in the PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 867 MHz that can be cost effectively upgraded.
- Memory: RAM increases speed and performance of applications. Upgrading RAM is easy and requires minimal disassembly. The Aluminum 12" 867 MHz uses PC2700 RAM, and we offer different sizes, from 128 MB to 1 GB. Check out our easy PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 867 MHz RAM installation instructions.
- Hard Drive: Upgrade your hard drive and gain more storage. Browse our hard drives to find what works best for you. With our tools and instructions, you can install your new hard drive yourself!
- Optical Drive: The optical drive can be upgraded fairly easily. You can upgrade to a combo drive or 8x SuperDrive. If you're sure you don't need to burn DVDs, a combo drive will suffice, while the SuperDrive will allow you to burn DVDs as well as CDs. Check out our easy PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 867 MHz Optical Drive installation instructions.
- Wireless: Add an AirPort Extreme Card to your Aluminum 12" 867 MHz. You can use our free guides to install your new AirPort card.
Identification and Background ¶
Released in January 2003, the PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 867 MHz was the among the earliest versions of the Aluminum G4 lineup. Early models utilized inferior USB 1.1 ports and a single analog mini-VGA port for video output.
Use the laptop identification system to help you identify your machine. PowerBooks tend to look very similar, and it's important to know which machine you have before ordering any replacement parts.