2012 RMBP faulty airport

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by J273, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. J273 macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2007
    My 2012 RMBP has done me well and never missed a beat since I bought it from new.

    Just lately the machines been dropping wifi and also bluetooth connection to my keyboard and mouse. Ive tried a fresh install but still have the same problem so I'm thinking its down to a faulty airport card.

    Am I correct in thinking I can replace the card in this model of machine? I believe its the first generation machine with Retina display.

    Also this MBP doesn't support auto wake from my Apple Watch. If I was to buy a newer gen card from a later machine (13'14') would this be compatible?

    Many thanks
  2. mastermind6192 macrumors member


    Jan 8, 2010
    I would just get is diagnosed at your local Apple Store to confirm its hardware since you've already done an erase and install. There's probably a way to use a differnt wireless card, but it wouldn't be supported by Apple and if you get it to work a future software update might break it.

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