Airport card not installed!? (its new though!)

KiiD

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 21, 2012
29
1
Chicago, IL
okay, so i bought a used MID 2009 15"macbook pro.. when i turn it on it said no airport card installed, having went through this problem before i just ordered a new airport card and installed it myself (very easy process, so i know i did it correctly.) but even now when i turn on my macbook, it still tells me there is no airport card installed!!! its updated to the newest mavericks firmware. i tried making a new "wifi" in system preferences--> network. but it doesnt even give me the option in the drop down menu, it only says, "ethernet, firewire, bluetooth DUN. PPOE, VPN, and 6 to 4." i dont have apple care so i'm really looking for a self fix instead of dishing out 300 at the apple store. please people help me! thank you all in advanced.
 

petvas

macrumors 601
Jul 20, 2006
4,431
524
Mannheim, Germany
okay, so i bought a used MID 2009 15"macbook pro.. when i turn it on it said no airport card installed, having went through this problem before i just ordered a new airport card and installed it myself (very easy process, so i know i did it correctly.) but even now when i turn on my macbook, it still tells me there is no airport card installed!!! its updated to the newest mavericks firmware. i tried making a new "wifi" in system preferences--> network. but it doesnt even give me the option in the drop down menu, it only says, "ethernet, firewire, bluetooth DUN. PPOE, VPN, and 6 to 4." i dont have apple care so i'm really looking for a self fix instead of dishing out 300 at the apple store. please people help me! thank you all in advanced.
Return the Macbook to the guy that sold it to you. It is obviously defect and needs repairing.