Major Wifi problems w/ 17" uMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nicoritschel, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. nicoritschel macrumors regular

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    Hey there I've been experiencing the strangest thing with my wifi. Basically, while I'm using my computer, wifi will just turn itself off and then I can not turn it back on. If I open up system profiler when this happens, I am told that I have no wifi device installed in my computer. If I restart, it appears as if I have no wifi device whatsoever, as even the menu bar icon disappears. Anyone else had this problem? It's really starting to get annoying. I believe the wifi card might not be seated properly.... but there's no way to tell without a trip to apple
     
  2. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    use the restore DVD and run a hardware check.
     
  3. nicoritschel thread starter macrumors regular

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    Alright so I did the hardware test, but it's reporting no problems...
    Here are some screenshots to help explain my concern

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  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Most likely hardware than software. Whenever hardware is not detected in System Profiler, it's usually the hardware in question that is faulty unless there is software disabling it (ex. Fusion disabling Bluetooth in OS X when I enable it in Fusion).

    Though it wouldn't hurt if you did an reinstall to rule out software before heading to Apple or AASP.
     
  5. midgetsanchez macrumors regular

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    I like your wallpaper. Care to share? :D

    EDIT: Nevermind, found it. Tineye reverse-image search is the best!
     
  6. nicoritschel thread starter macrumors regular

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    Turned out to be a faulty logic board and I got a new machine
     
  7. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    yea it is!!
     

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