Answer to: Best replacement AirPort card?if you can provide the serial number for the machine, I can tell you the exact part number of the airport card. Also, I would rec. looking at usb wifi cards, you can get a N card for around 20-40 bucks. Much easier then opening the machine and you can use it on any USB machine. I believe this is the breakdown: The airport card 661-3890 was used in the original Macbook Pro Core Duo 2.0/2.16 machines The airport card 661-4058 was used on the Macbook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.2/2.4 Late 2007 Models The airport card 661-4594 was used on the Macbook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.5/2.5/2.6 Early 2008 models Update: just to clarify, I think the airport extreme card from apple is the best option. However, it's not the only one and I was just giving an example of another option.
Answer to: gray screen,dark gray apple,fan blowing highMayer is 100% correct. The iMac g5 iSight models were 1.9 and 2.1 ghz and used ATI graphics cards, not NVIDIA cards. A few trouble shooting tips I can give would be these: 1. boot the machine, and hold down the option key. Do you get to the boot manager and see a mouse? This test is important because if you see the mouse, it means you have video information. 2. remove and re-seat the ram, one stick at a time. So for instance, remove both simm's and replace just one then boot. Is there a change? 3. As Mayer described, get the original disc's from apple, or visit an apple store with the machine and have them boot it to an OS and see if they machine you have even has an OS on it. I've seen people just wipe drives before they get rid of the machine, so you may just need to format the drive and image it with an OS.
Answer to: How to disable internal keyboard and make the POWER button works?hey man, sorry for the annoyance you are experiencing. I have a couple things you can try..the part that concerns me is its the left shift key. The left shift, option and command keys are all tied in together and its possible its an issue on the logic board, not necessarily the keyboard. The only way to know for sure is dis-connect the keyboard, then plug in another keyboard via usb. If the external keyboard works no problem, chances are replacing the internal keyboard will fix the issue, although keep in mind liquid corrodes over time so the issue may re-surface. If it is the keyboard, I can also provide you some links to purchase a new one, but also a guide how to install (which I am in the process of creating anyways) I've provided a link showing how to remove bottom case (it's 10 screws), just make sure you pay attention at the top which screws went where. It should be from L to R, short screw then 3 long If you put the long in where a short should be, you will screw into the optical drive (don't recomend...
Answer to: Mac OS X 10.4.7 Refuse to Install Why?if you go to the apple store, they will install the os for free because it would have come with tiger
Answer to: display housing partly unattachedthis isn't a common issue with these clamshells, but I agree it usually happens from a drop. Not sure the exact epoxy compound apple uses but we haven't found any that will properly hold it in place once its happened. Sadly, your best bet it to get a new clamshell. If there is no sign of physical damage, go to apple and speak to a manager. If they don't do it, call apple and ask for customer care. If you have to purchase it on your own, it's pretty pricey.
Answer to: What causes a White Screen/ Grey Screen on A1181?I'm curious if you are getting any video output at all. If you boot the machine and hold down option, you should load the boot manager and at least get a black arrow. Dis-connect the hard drive, boot the machine and hold down option and lemme know what happens..also as a side note simple solution, take it to the apple store. Diagnosis is free, and I'm not sure the original drive in the machine had an operating system on it. If it's just a matter of installing the OS to a new drive, they should be more than willing. Again, for free.
Answer to: Can I run 2 hard drives, each with different operating system?I also rec. refit. It's an open source boot manager designed for use with Ubuntu.. works the balls. here is a link to the Apple boot camp setup page: http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/boot_ca...-setup.pdf here is a link to find refit and some info: http://refit.sourceforge.net/
Answer to: The desktop won't come on, just 3 loud beepsII checked out that document you linked to, saw some more stuff at bottom.. Ive attached the images. The 2nd one I think is correct, and looks like a video issue. Have you also tried re-seating the ram? What happened prior to the issue starting?
Answer to: How to tell if MacBook Pro LED fuse is bad or screenits most likely the backlighting fuse, or its possible that the LED driver may have taken damage when the cable was broke. The quick way to tell is boot the machine, and hold a flashlight up to the apple logo on back of the display housing. If you see an apple logo, good news. You have video, but no backlight. If you can find a local place that repairs computers to the component level its an easy fix. If you can give me the serial number off the logic board I can tell you where they can find it and replace it. Update: hey trent you got the right numbers. You clearly have video information, what's missing is backlight. The most likely cause is the backlighting fuse, but the LED driver also could have issues. I can post where it is from a photo on this site, however, Scott D told me that I could direct you to my email in situations where what I need to give you isn't something they want posted publicly. if you checkout my profile you can find the email. unfortunately you pretty much have two options: 1. replace...
Answer to: Took off topcase and reseated heat sink...MacBook will not start!also if you remove the top case and can dis-connect the connector to the RTC battery (assuming your model has the external one). Its the backup battery. With that and the main battery disconnected, you should be able to plug in AC power and the machine should boot up
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