Wi-Fi hardware missing on MBP 2010

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rcorai, May 2, 2014.

  1. rcorai macrumors member

    rcorai

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    #1
    Hi,

    Everything was working fine on my Macbook PRO 2010 (a1278). I leave it suspended a few hours and when I get back the Wi-Fi wasn't working. Looks like a hardware failure, I rebooted it a few times without success. Now I reinstalled Mavericks but the problem persists. I mean, I don't have any option to configure Wi-Fi.

    Any idea how can I solve this?

    Thanks,
     
  2. Barney63 macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    One workaround rather than a solution is to just disable then re enable WiFi, that normally works.


    Barney
     
  3. rcorai thread starter macrumors member

    rcorai

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  4. Barney63 macrumors 6502a

    Barney63

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    #4
    Click on the WiFi icon in the menu bar, then click "Turn Wi-Fi Off" then click "Turn Wi-Fi On"

    Barney
     
  5. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    If you once had it working, there is no way it could simply be missing. try the above posters suggestion
     
  6. fmharr macrumors newbie

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    Once you get the Wi-Fi: No hardware installed, there is no option on the title bar to toggle on/off and doing in from network preferences does nothing.

    I have this same issue with my Macbook Pro 15" Mid-2010 OS 10.11 and I have replace the Airport card twice and the ribbon cable once. No go.

    I am now using a Linksys AE6000 USB adapter for wifi.
     

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