Wifi - No hardware Installed

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Patrick-32, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. Patrick-32 macrumors member

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    #1
    MBP late 2011, El Capitan

    Hi,
    Out of nowhere my wifi stopped working, My OS is up to date. I tried resetting NVRAM.

    I have to use ethernet cable to connect to internet.
    Is there anything else I can do, why would this error happen out of nowhere?
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

    CoastalOR

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    Oregon, USA
    #2
    Electronic components can fail at any time. It sounds like your Airport/Bluetooth board might have failed. Here is a step-by-step guide for replacing a Airport/Bluetooth board. I picked instructions for a 15" since no screen size was provided.

    Any chance to boot up from a previous OS to rule out a El Capitan issue before replacing hardware?
     
  3. simonsi macrumors 601

    simonsi

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    #3


    Stuff breaks. Seriously - you must understand that concept?
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    It happens - bummers on having to deal with this.

    Well, at least its accessible by way of ethernet. Check out ebay and see if you can get the parts to replace it from there.
     

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