Macbook Air wifi disconnect and flashing folder with question mark

rsg1010

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Hoping someone can help with this problem:

My macbook air after awaking from sleep sometimes disconnects from wifi. The menu bar still shows full bars and when I highlight my mouse over the icon it says wifi is on but does not show any networks. I then restart the computer and it will show a flashing folder with question mark. I have to end up doing a hard reboot and it works fine after. I am using a 2013 11" macbook air and on OSX 10.9.2.

Any ideas how to fix this or what may be wrong?
 

Weaselboy

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That flashing question mark means the Mac cannot find the OS to boot from. This is most commonly the result of a bad drive. I would take that in for a warranty repair right away.
 

rsg1010

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So I installed DriveDX software to determine if there was anything wrong with the SSD drive and it came back with a Advanced S.M.A.R.T Status Failure (10 issues found). Anyone familiar with that software and error message?
 

zipur

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flashing ? on bootup. Took my mba into the store. Turned out to be a bad SSD Hard drive. Also there is a recall on the motherboard. I strongly suggest you contact the GBar and make sure you don't have the faulty Motherboard. I know its a pain but its better than the lose of data! I say this from my own life lessen.
 

Weaselboy

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So I installed DriveDX software to determine if there was anything wrong with the SSD drive and it came back with a Advanced S.M.A.R.T Status Failure (10 issues found). Anyone familiar with that software and error message?
Still sounds like a bad drive. It is also possible, but less likely the logic board is bad like zipur mentioned. Off to the Apple Store for you. :(