Macbook Air wifi disconnect and flashing folder with question mark

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by rsg1010, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. rsg1010 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    #1
    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?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Location:
    California
    #2
    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.
     
  3. rsg1010 thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    #3
    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?
     
  4. zipur macrumors 6502a

    zipur

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    Location:
    The great state of Texas
    #4
    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.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Location:
    California
    #5
    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. :(
     

Share This Page