Airport extreme stopped working after memory upgrade?

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  1. macrumors 68040

    California

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    Just had someone put memory into a new 12" iBook 1.2ghz. (Purchased August.) Now, the machine tells me that the airport is connected okay in System profile, but "no network detected" .

    Could it be an antenna problem? (Did the guy bend it or something?) The PCs (shudder) in the house are all connecting fine.

    Anyone know any refresh/restart thing to do for Airport Extreme on an iBook?
     
  2. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Does it work again if you take the memory out?
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    I'd have a look at the memory/airport compartment if everything is connected properly. It's not hard to do, you'll need a small screwdriver, feeling in your fingers and these instructions:
    http://www.apple.com/support/ibook/doityourself/
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 68040

    California

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    yeah, thanks! It took one push of my index finger -- the antenna wasn't plugged in all the way.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Glad to hear that! :)
    Have fun!
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    The exact same thing happened to me on my iBook. I had to take out the AirPort Express card to get at this door (with these tiny screws! god I hate screws--the iBook has about 96 too many!), and then to install the RAM. I ended up ****ing up my antenna plug/cable or whatever too, so I had to fiddle with it a coupla times to get it to work right. Kinda scrry when you think you just broke your new computarmachine by manhandling it while upgrading.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 68040

    California

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    If your machine is still under warranty, this is a user upgrade, so Apple might help you recover cost of new card or anntenna. This was exactly why I don't like doing things on my machines myself, though I kinda know how to do them.

    Once, I had a memory upgrade for an old Tibook and i was smart enough to call Apple and have them on the phone as the little white things that hold the memory cards broke! Because I was on thephone with them and because it should have been user friendly, they sent me a NEW LOGIC BOARD. Apple has been GREAT to me. Thank you Apple.

    This antenna thing on my iBook was just a mistake done by the guy who installed, not a big deal. He just did not push it in all the way. Apple diagrams helped me figure it out.
     

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