2006 macbook wifi problem

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Tlachta, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Tlachta macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2011
    Massive pc nerd here, starting to show an interest in macs

    Think my wifi card is screwed, bought mac as faulty, it would crash occasionally and had no wifi icon, install 10.6.4, updated to 10.6.8, no more crashing but still no wifi, which was fine at the time

    One day I did the remove battery and hold power for 6 secs trick trying to fix a problem where it would never sleep, and when it booted wifi was working for first time in over 3 years

    Anyway mac froze after an hour and when i forced a reboot wifi was gone again, repeating power button trick fixes it, but it will only last a few hrs before it locks up whole pc and needs a forced shutdown

    Anything else i can try?
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
  3. Tlachta thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2011
    Done and sorted,


    i had a few old dell wireless cards and i was delighted to see one was an apple compatibal card

    Next problem is right hinge is loose, will start a new thread if i run into problems

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