4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 24, 2013 7:58 PM by Gee-Two
Gee-Two Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I bought a macbook pro 15-inch, mid 2009 2.8 GHz intel core 2 Duo, 4 gb 1067 MHz DDR3, NVIDIA Geforce 9400M 256MB Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5, After I did a reinstall of the os I have no camera and no wifi. Before the reinstall I had the message: Wi-Fi:no hardware installed


I have a new macbook pro 13 and it works great, I love mac. I used to be Microsoft certified but I changed my major in school. I have twelve computers, mostly unbuntu and windows seven so I am fimiliar with terminal and programing. Is there a way I can fix the macbook 15 through terminal or should I consider changing the os to mountain lion instead of lion? Any advice will help, Thank you in advanced, G2.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,775 points)

    Try resetting the SMC

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,650 points)

    If the SMC reset doesn't work, which I doubt it will, then the hardware is dead and will need to be replaced. For the WiFi card that isn't hard, you should be able to find one on the net. But for the camera you would need to replace the complete screen enclosure which is costly.

  • Gee-Two Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have reset the SMC and that did not work. The weird thing is I got the wifi to come on but when the computer restarted it went off again and the computer is not even recognizing the hardware now. Just I thought I had the problem fixed it broke again, just my luck. One of my friends said this particular macbook pro has a problem running OS X lion and suggests I change it to run OS X Mountain Lion. Thoughts on the OS change? Also, are there "drivers" for Mac? I know that looks like a weird question but I am not familiar with Mac like I am PC.

  • Gee-Two Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you guys for your support. I took the whole computer apart and I found out the computer was taken apart before and they had apparently not hooked everything up correctly. The camera, Bluetooth and wifi all work now. I appreciate the feedback, it was helpful! On a side note, taking MacBook pros apart are nothing like taking a Microsoft PC apart. Thanks again!