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    Macbook - Airport vanished into thin air

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    Macbook - Airport vanished into thin air
    Hi,

    After 3 years of working I turned on my Macbook and it says No Airport Card Installed in the top bar. Haven't dropped it or anything like that.

    Any ideas?

    Cheers

    Le Perit.

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    Macbook - Airport vanished into thin air
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    Le Perit

    Have you tried going back into System Preferences and seeing if you can turn it back on? Click on Network. It may have just lost connection and needs to be re-connected to the net...

    Noel

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    Macbook - Airport vanished into thin air

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    Yep, tried all the connection issues I could think of. It doesn't seem to think it has an airport anymore.

    Any other ideas?

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    Macbook - Airport vanished into thin air
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    Have you checked that it's still physically in the right place?

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    Macbook - Airport vanished into thin air
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    still under warranty?

    if/if not, it sounds like the card has gone south for the winter.
    2.4ghz Unibody | Hitachi 320GB 7200 | 256MB 9600gt

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    Macbook - Airport vanished into thin air
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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Perit View Post
    Yep, tried all the connection issues I could think of. It doesn't seem to think it has an airport anymore.

    Any other ideas?
    Sounds like a defective Airport Card. If by chance you or anyone else uses iStat Pro, you'll notice the Airport Card runs much warmer than other measured components. If you have iStat Pro (it's a free download) check to see what the card is doing. Mine at the moment says 64 degrees. Much warmer than the CPU (49 degrees).

    Regards.

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    Macbook - Airport vanished into thin air
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    Macbook - Airport vanished into thin air
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    If you're in the UK you can have my old one?

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    Macbook - Airport vanished into thin air

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    If you're in the UK you can have my old one?
    Skaheadpunk - That would be amazing! I'm in Chester.

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    Macbook - Airport vanished into thin air

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    It's fixed! I stopped being such a big girl, opened the insides and the airport card had just come loose. Slid that bad boy back in and it's fine!

    Thanks for all your help guys.

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    Macbook - Airport vanished into thin air
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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Perit View Post
    It's fixed! I stopped being such a big girl, opened the insides and the airport card had just come loose. Slid that bad boy back in and it's fine!

    Thanks for all your help guys.
    I installed my new one the other day - they don't make it easy do they!

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