2012 RMBP faulty airport

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

  1. J273 macrumors regular

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    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

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    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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