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I can't turn my airport card on....help!

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Aug 3, 2010 6:07 AM
I have an intel based imac that has an internal airport card. I've never connected to the internet with it but now I need to. I've tried but it won't even let me turn it on. The airport indicator in my menu bar says "no airport card installed". Can anyone help?
imac, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,430 points)
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    Aug 3, 2010 6:19 AM (in response to kickinback)
    try _*resetting your Mac's PRAM and NVRAM*_.

    also, run _*Apple Hardware Test*_ to check for hardware issues.

    JGG

    27"iMac11,1/2,8GHz/12GB/i715"MBP3,1/2,4GHz/4GBMini3,1/2.26GHz/2GB, Mac OS X (10.6.4), TC 'sim-d' 500 GBAEBSn2x AX (b/g)ATV 40 GBTouch 2G iOS 4iPad wifi 16 GB
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,430 points)
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    Aug 3, 2010 7:14 AM (in response to kickinback)
    Apple Hardware Test did not report any problems ?

    also, your profile says you're on 10.4.7. if that's the case, download and run the [_*Mac OS X 10.4.11 Combo Update*|http://support.apple.com/downloads/Mac_OS_X_10_4_11_Combo_Update__Intel] (this one is for intel machines !). repair permissions before and after running the updater.

    when done, run software update from the  menu and install any updates offered.

    jg
    27"iMac11,1/2,8GHz/12GB/i715"MBP3,1/2,4GHz/4GBMini3,1/2.26GHz/2GB, Mac OS X (10.6.4), TC 'sim-d' 500 GBAEBSn2x AX (b/g)ATV 40 GBTouch 2G iOS 4iPad wifi 16 GB
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,430 points)
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    Aug 3, 2010 7:48 AM (in response to kickinback)
    kickinback wrote:
    I have checked for software updated


    okay, download and run the [_*Mac OS X v10.6.4 Update (Combo)*_|http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1048]. the combo would find, replace corrupted or insert missing files on your system.

    the hardware test didn't find any problems.


    you might want to try running the extended test.

    JGG

    27"iMac11,1/2,8GHz/12GB/i715"MBP3,1/2,4GHz/4GBMini3,1/2.26GHz/2GB, Mac OS X (10.6.4), TC 'sim-d' 500 GBAEBSn2x AX (b/g)ATV 40 GBTouch 2G iOS 4iPad wifi 16 GB
  • bburt Calculating status...
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    Aug 4, 2010 7:14 AM (in response to kickinback)
    A bunch of late 2009 iMacs were apparently shipped with missing (or improperly connected) Airport cards. If you look through this forum you will find a bunch of reports of this kind. I would contact Apple and have them take a look at it, as it sounds like this is the case with your machine.
    iMac, late 2009, Mac OS X (10.6.3)

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