2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 21, 2013 12:50 PM by Linc Davis
Mdeleon15 Level 1 (0 points)

I am on the latest verson of Mountain Lion (10.8.2) and when I turned on my macbook pro I get an issue on where the wifi says "no hardware installed". I know there is because I was using it but 10mins beforehand. I reset the PRAM and everything but it still does not work. Is there anything else I could do or will I have to take it into the Apple store (or someplace like CompUSA?) in order for them to fix it

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Mdeleon15 Level 1 (0 points)

    Also since then the computer has been running very sluggish (2.26ghz core 2 duo and 8gb ram)

  • Linc Davis Level 10 (192,559 points)

    All kinds of weird fixes for this issue have been reported, most of which make no sense. I think it's usually or always caused by a hardware fault, which may be intermittent — something like a loose connector or a failed solder joint. Almost anything might seem to fix it, at least temporarily. In some cases, a software or firmware bug may be involved.

    The Apple Hardware Test doesn't find anything, as usual.

    To rule out everything but a bug or a hardware fault, take each of these steps that you haven't already taken:

    1. Make sure all available updates are installed.

    2. Reset the NVRAM.

    3. Reset the System Management Controller.

    4. Boot into Recovery by holding down the key combination command-R at the startup chime. In the OS X Utilities screen, select Get Help Online. A copy of Safari will launch. Test, then reboot as usual.