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Please let this be just software!

I was playing WOW and all of a sudden the computer froze. MacBook pro 13" lion 10.7.2.

Took a long time to reboot, tried several reboots.

Now I can reboot and it says wifi:hardware not installed.


Cleared pram and smc



Any suggestions?
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What does your System Profiler application say about WiFi?
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Nothing about the card
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It sounds like the airport card may have died. Is your MBP still under warranty or extended Apple care? If it is, make an appointment with your local Apple store genius and take it on in. If not, post back and we'll go from there.
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No, it is not under any warrantee. I believe the card is located in the display.
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Are you adept at doing your own repairs? That is opening up the MBP and changing the card yourself?

Both of these on line dealers sell the card and have instructions for changing it out:

iFixit: The free repair manual

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Are you adept at doing your own repairs? That is opening up the MBP and changing the card yourself?

Both of these on line dealers sell the card and have instructions for changing it out:

iFixit: The free repair manual

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I am a technician by trade. I have never opened up the MacBook Pro screen. For my work I have to work on PC related hardware. If I can open the screen without damaging it then I'm not Gonna have a problem. If I am able to buy the card using those links then I'll just research on how to open up the screen.
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Sound like you have a handle on it then. Just follow the instructions given for swapping it out and you should be OK. Let us know how it goes.
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