2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2012 7:02 AM by laundry bleach
Nick T Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

2006 macbook lost built in airport. Menubar signal icon says no card installed

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8), few older macs...free to good home
  • 1. Re: lost built in airport.
    DarrenRP Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    What exactly are you asking here? Have you lost the total wifi card connection? if so, pop open the bottom, unhook the connectors if you can see them, and re connect them. if not, wait until you get home, and disasemble it, take many photos so you can remember the way it was put together, and reconnect them, or look for a fried card. if it's fried, or something like that just buy a new compatible one. if that doesn't work, message me, and i'll go to fix # 2 best of luck



  • 2. Re: lost built in airport.
    laundry bleach Level 5 Level 5 (6,880 points)

    Before you start disassembling your MacBook, try resetting the parameter RAM, and if no better result after that, try resetting the System Management Controller. These might not work, but they are much less invasive than a hardware repair, and they will not damage your MacBook.


    If it turns out you do need a repair, contact Apple using www.apple.com/support/contact if you are in a country that supports it or call the appropriate phone number on this page. Alternatively carry the MacBook in to an Apple retail store or service provider to ask for an estimate.



    Best of luck.