water damaged wifi card

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Lindabadmac, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. Lindabadmac macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2014
    My daughter spilled water on her Macbook Air keyboard last September right before heading back to college. Everything works fine except for the wifi. The message comes up saying that the wifi card is not installed (something like that). We took it to the Genius Bar and they found out it was water damaged, not covered by Applecare, and it would be very expensive to repair. She has been tethering her phone to the laptop in order to use the internet and it has worked fine. However this month I had a large data overage charge on my phone bill. I am looking for other workarounds for this problem besides tethering the phone. Anyone?
  2. iphone1105 macrumors 68020


    Oct 8, 2009
    try a usb wifi stick....or get it fixed! good luck!
  3. imac9556 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2004

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