My airport is failing, is this common?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Potatochobit, May 29, 2011.

  1. Potatochobit macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2011
    now, I am not talking about dropped connections.

    my wirless network card, the airport, keeps disappearing
    Ive tried disabling and reenabling it in system preferences network
    I have reinstalled the airport utility software

    my computer works fine when connect with a cable
    but if I use wireless, after 10mins or so, the computer will freeze or hang
    then airport is disappeared, restarting a few times and it may or may not show up again

    so I am quite certain the network card is bad, I have apple care so they should replace it for free, correct?
    or is there a better replacement? is there a wireless N upgrade that is not too expensive? I have a late 2008 unibody

    also, my DVD drive failed long ago... I replaced it with a hard drive, guess I have to put the DVD drive back if I am going to send it off to apple. I heard the DVD drives might work again if they are opened and cleaned.
  2. Peteman100 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2011
    Berkeley, CA
    If you have Applecare, take it into a store. They'll take are of you.

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