Spill works but no wifi

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Aperoll, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. Aperoll macrumors newbie

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    Husband spilled liquid on MacBook Air 13...6 months old... Wiped it blow dryer and had fan on it for 24 hours....I think everything works but no WiFi hardware added it says....so no way to connect...I have online college classes .... What do I do now? Besides throw up and scream my head off?!?!?!?!
     
  2. DancyMunchkin macrumors member

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    Answered in the second thread you started on the same topic.
     
  3. prisstratton macrumors 6502

    prisstratton

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    I know this does not address your immediate concern about getting on-line, but the procedure to swap the airport/bluetooth card is not very involved, so why not fix it yourself.

    Procedure here:

    https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Air+13-Inch+Mid+2013+AirPort-Bluetooth+Card+Replacement/15179

    Replacement part here:

    https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Mac/MacBook-Air-Mid-2013-Early-2014-AirPort-Bluetooth-Board/IF108-044

    The above site also sells the tools that you need for this specific job, but is not very cost effective when you compare it to:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/NewerTech/TOOLKIT14/

    Your warranty is already void because of the spill, so give it a try.

    Good luck.
     
  4. gnasher729 macrumors P6

    gnasher729

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    At home: Go to eBay, order a USB-to-Ethernet adapter and an Ethernet cable long enough to reach your router. Connect MBA and router by cable.

    On-the-go: There are USB-to-Wifi adapters. Maybe around $30 or so. You plug it into your USB port, install a driver, and then you got WiFi through USB instead of the usual WiFi hardware.
     
  5. rjphoto macrumors 6502a

    rjphoto

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    You got lucky

    Can't tell you how many times I've seen this and they don't survive...
    The HUSBAND that is... JK

    No really, most computers don't survive even the slightest hint of liquid.

    But like the folks above pointed out and in the other tread, the USB Ethernet adapter should get you going and then the USB WiFi thingy should work if your system will recognize it. If it doesn't the GEEK squad should be able to use and external SuperDrive or whatever they have to install the driver...

    Good luck...
     
  6. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    get the wireless card tested , worse case replace the wifi card for 30$ on ebay.
     

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