Yellow light blinks...and blinks...and blinks...

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by JPS, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. JPS macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2007
    I've been having some issues with one of my Airport Express units, the one the modem's connected to. I've been on the phone with Apple a few times, and have had my MacBook (brand new) checked out for antenna issues by a Genius. All is well. I've tried resets of all sorts on the Express, and what happens is that in the mornings the main Express is blinking yellow. This morning nothing--not any kind of reset--would change that.

    Big question: is it time for a new Express?
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    generally the yellow blinking light should have nothing to do with your macbook. open airport utility to find out why it's blinking.

    have you tried rebooting your modem when you reboot the express?
  3. Sedulous macrumors 68020


    Dec 10, 2002
    I thought the blinking yellow light means that the express is trying to get an IP number (from your service provider in this case).
  4. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    it means that the express is unhappy about something, generally you are right about not getting an IP, but i can mean other stuff.
  5. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
    When mine did this, I opened Airport Utility and it told me it needed a software/firmware update. After installing the update, the light changed to green.

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