Airport Gone?! Help!!

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  1. beckfizzle macrumors member

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    Airport worked just fine yesterday, turned off computer. Turned computer back on and now airport is not working. The computer is not even recognizing that I have the hardware for airport per system profiler.

    Help what do I do?!

    Edit: Ok just rebooted my computer about 3,000 times out of frustration and now its working. What happened? What can I do to prevent this in the future?
     
  2. elfin buddy macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe your AirPort card is loose in its slot?
     
  3. MagicUK macrumors regular

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    MBP it's built in.

    I think it was the elfs.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It's weird that there have been at least two threads about airport suddenly malfunctioning today. Is there any chance this has something to do with the latest security update?
     
  5. elfin buddy macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it came with an AirPort card, but that doesn't mean it couldn't have slipped loose. It's still a card in a slot :rolleyes:

    That's possible too. Have they both installed the update?
     
  6. iLoveMyMBP macrumors regular

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    remove the battery for about 10 mintues...that useally works for me...and when bluetooth isnt showing up
     
  7. NickD macrumors 6502a

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    Sometimes the Airport card can become partially unplugged in Apple's laptops (it's happened to me before).

    Open up your laptop and trying pushing the Airport card in firmly, making sure that all connections are good. Or take it to an Apple store or repair shop.

    NickD
     
  8. MagicUK macrumors regular

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    I stand corrected :D

    Just for your information I installed the security update yesterday, and so far so good.
     
  9. beckfizzle thread starter macrumors member

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