Macbook Pro Wi-FI Doesnt Work, Ethernet Does - Problem

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  1. micagius macrumors newbie

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    Have a mid 2009 macbook pro 15inch. Lately I've been getting a wifi no hardware installed problem, my mac was also constantly jamming needing to force restart.

    I re-formatted it and re-installed Mountain Lion, however now the wifi symbol does not even shot up at the top, and sometimes after a shut down it and re-switch on, it may connect to wifi, however it will jam after a while - maybe 5 minutes and force me to switch off from power button. When I would switch it back on it will start from scratch with no Wifi.

    Warranty is finished and in Malta there isnt a quick/cheap service, so would appreciate any feedback as I've been around a month with this problem, and am forced to use ethernet, however this is extremely inconvenient as I switch off wifi for everyone else to use internet.
     
  2. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Looks like the hardware for the Airport Card inside the MBP is having issues.,


    The best bet is to find a replacement online and change it out yourself, or simply just get a USB WiFi Adapter/Dongle. You could take it to the Apple store too.


    http://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/42691/How+do+I+tear+down+and+replace+the+Airport+Wireless+Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N=100010074 600014288&IsNodeId=1&name=USB 2.0


    http://www.amazon.com/Panda-150Mbps...ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1359141999&sr=1-4
     
  3. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    I can't speak from experience as I've not seen this myself but it appears that the problem you have appeared (not necessarily initially) in OS X Lion and persists in Mountain Lion:

    OS X Lion "WiFi: No Hardware Installed" Problem

    Found here: https://discussions.apple.com/message/17622873#17622873
     
  4. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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  5. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    If not more useful in the end, at least a bit more readily available!

    Speaking of usefulness, I don't know why but I haven't ever before noticed a post of yours until this thread and, after glancing at your signature, I'm finding out that you may have some use to you yet! :D

    Seriously, some legit posts in your sig. Still working through 'em!
     
  6. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Haha thanks :)
     
  7. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    No, thank you.

    micagius, let us know if what I posted ends up fixing this for you or if Orlandoech.com's suggestions end up being the solution.

    I'm turning this into a contest wherein whoever wins this thread gets a free, brand new 512 GB SSD courtesy of Orlandoech.com! ;)
     
  8. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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  9. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Never ignore the easiest fix: clean contacts between daughter card and Mobo. Is free.
     
  10. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Lol haha! Right.
     

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