My Airport is dying, I think

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by stgteck, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. stgteck macrumors newbie

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    HELP! Its been a long 3 weeks of continual re-boots and Ethernet wires... For some reason, my MBP (version 4,1)'s Airport began with refusing to reconnect with the WiFI network @ home or work without rebooting. Even if I go to the airport tab, and click turn on airport.. nothing happens...

    Now, (as of last night) the airport appears to identify the WiFI network, shows signal strength, but doesn't acquire a IP address or connect to the network.

    Is this a symptom of the WIFI card going south?

    how long does it take to get this repaired? I can't be without my computer longer than 2 days right now...aarrggh.
     
  2. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    If you have an Apple Store near you, bring it in.
    Before you do that though, make sure it's a problem with your MacBook. You could be too far away from your base station, for example.
     
  3. stgteck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is a global issue and not related to being home, too far away from the source. This is literally a software/ hardware issue. I even cleaned my preference files....
     
  4. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

    dvdhsu

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    Take it into an Apple Store and have it looked at. If they need to fix it, they might be able to do it in-store, instead of sending it to their repair facility.
     

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