WiFi card not installed after sleep

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by biohead, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. biohead macrumors 6502

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    MacBook 5,1 (Late 2008, Aluminium, 2.4GHz)

    When I put my MacBook to sleep, if it gets moved around a bit whilst it's sleeping, upon awakening the Wifi is turned off. It will not turn on either. Usually when this happens, I reboot straight away and get greeted with a "Wifi Not installed".

    I get it back by either a pram reset or reboot normally multiple times.

    I've put a clean lion install on, and the problem seemed to disappeared. I restored my working environment from my Time Capsule and the problem was back first time I slept the MacBook. So I figure its most likely something to do with software rather than hardware.

    I use an SSD, so I've just disabled the SMS sensor really hoping it's solvable by doing something like this, as I don't particularly want to have to start my OS X install from scratch. Anyone with any idea's on what else I could try?
     
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    If moving it around makes a difference, it's absolutely not going to be software. That's a hardware issue. If the issue went away, it could just be coincidence.
     
  3. biohead thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, took it to an Apple Authorised Service centre, and they have replaced the wifi card after checking it over.

    Not done it since so very happy. Thank god for that 3 year warranty :D
     

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