Sound card and airport card not working 06/07 macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tggalindo, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. tggalindo macrumors member

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    I have a macbook pro its a late 2006 or 2007, I installed lion fresh and got it loaded to desktop but I notice 2 issues not sure if they are related to each other or simply 2 separate issues at the same time.

    I notice the wifi menu at the top right corner of the desktop was not there, I just see search, bluetooth etc. I went to preferences and and wifi doesn't exist basically mac osx does not see the hardware airport card at all.

    Also the sound card isn't working because when going to out section in sounds preferences it is blank, and the speaker icon on top right corner of desktop is greyed out cant move the slider.

    Anyone know whats going on? is the airport card bad and how about the sound card where is that? Thanks
     
  2. Dandu macrumors regular

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    For me, the card is dead or disconnected. You can try to open the Mac, but it's a pain with a MacBook Pro aluminium.
     
  3. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    Troubleshooting _ Step by Step

    Well, from a pure troubleshooting point of view, I would first of all ask IF there was a working (known and used by you) OS in place before you upgraded and found these issues..?? :apple:

    Next I cannot (but luckily someone here likely will chime in) inform you if there is any reason that a 1st Generation MacBook Pro may not be 'LION friendly' _ but I would guess truthfully there is not.. Likely

    Next, iFixit has very in-depth Step-by-Step instructions to delve into it if you are up for it.. Good Luck _ Happy Hunting!! ;)

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    Well, from a pure troubleshooting point of view, I would first of all ask IF there was a working (known and used by you) OS in place before you upgraded and found these issues..?? :apple:

    Next I cannot (but luckily someone here likely will chime in) inform you if there is any reason that a 1st Generation MacBook Pro may not be 'LION friendly' _ but I would guess truthfully there is not.. Likely

    Next, iFixit has very in-depth Step-by-Step instructions to delve into it if you are up for it.. you will need exact year and in some cases internal info as much as possible to get accurate help on their site.. Good Luck _ Happy Hunting!! ;)
     
  4. tggalindo thread starter macrumors member

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    Actually its already open up a little, I have the top keyboard/palm rest off. So i can view the logic board. fans and everything on top the top side.

    The wifi antennas cables are plugged into the airport card. I guess I can get one they are pretty cheap on ebay.

    But also how about the sound card not working?
     

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