1032 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 26, 2008 1:35 AM by Mathias Dubois
Hmm- the card must be compatible. It's an original Airport card that came from another iMac G5. Installed incorrectly is a possibility, but I don't see how. The installation is quite idiot-proof and I'm only a 50% idiot
Coincidence, however, sounds quite unprobable.
Maybe some loose part fell into the power supply and caused a short circuit while I moved the iMac from a vertical to a horizontal position. Maybe some mean little animal that had chosen to live in there got effraid and urinated on a circuit. There are indeed many more possibilities than meets the eye
Coincidences are just that, and the airport card may not have had anything to do with the failure, but in any case, take it in and have it repaired. If you can pull the drive and out it in an enclosure, you may be able to rescue your data, hopefully you do have a full clone on a Firewire external (I use SuperDuper!)
Let us know what the ultimate diagnosis is, please.
First thing I did was of course to physically extract the drive which I now use at my Macbook with a firewire enclosure until I find a decent replacement solution.
I actually doubt that getting the old iMac repaired is actually wort it. Its second hand value is rated around 400€ or less (it's an edu model) while a repair would probably cost me around 300€.