Member Since: Mar 16, 2011
03-16-2011, 08:52 AM
Originally Posted by Radico
Hey guys, I'm new here so could use some help. I've browsed as many forum trends as I could find, including tear-down videos and tuts for the following problem:
My airport card for the 5.5 macbook pro 13 in unibody (mid/late 09 model) suddenly stopped working. It was working perfectly earlier this week in class/work, but when i brought it home (in a hand-held latched and padded case) I got an error saying, "airport card not installed." The trip from classroom to home took about 5 minutes, with no banging the comp around.
I went through the boot option-command-p-r and the other procedure as well (sorry forgot the sequence of keys) as indicated by applecare support people over the phone with no luck. Also, under "about this mac" -> "more info" -> network -> airport readout is only:
Menu Extra: 6.0 (600.22)
configd plug-in: 6.1 (610.2)
System Profiler: 6.0 (600.9)
Network Preference: 6.0 (600.22)
AirPort Utility: 5.4.2 (542.23)
IO80211 Family: 3.1 (310.6)
with NO "interfaces" readout below that as there should be if the hardware were working or was plugged in correctly. I have also tried completely reinstalling the OS (newest snow leopard) to no avail. Note that when connected via ethernet, the internet works great. And my wireless network works great on my other machines.
Basically, I've come to the conclusion that the airport wireless card has come loose (had similar issue with RAM coming loose on the new iMac), and I can't find a definite answer anywhere as to it's location inside the macbook pro 13in 5.5 unibody, and whether it's accessible to plug back in correctly, or replace myself?
Hi Radico, am having the same problem with my macbook pro 13 inch and was wondering if you(or anyone else) has a solution to the problem. I replaced the airport card but nothing changed, then i used another screen from a working macbook pro(same specs) but nothing changed, infact the other screen now has the same problem and the owner is going bonkers about it. is it possible that the logic board killed the screen? pliz help