Phiras\’s Blog

April 1, 09

Macbook : no airport card installed

Filed under: life — Tags: — phiras @ 10:06 am

Today I opened my macbook, and I found that my airport card was invisible for mac os, I tried to reboot but it didn’t change anything, I still have this message “No Airport card installed” each time I try to deal with my Airport.

After a little research I could find a solution on the net, and it works fine with me, and it was :

  • Shut down the computer.
  • Remove the power cable and battery.
  • Hold down the power button for 5 seconds.
  • Reinserted the battery and attached the power cord.
  • Hold down the command, option, p & r keys will pressing the power button.
  • Keep the command, option, p & r keys pressed down until I heard three start-up chimes.

After that everything was working well.

The funny thing is that was my first time pressing five keys at the same time on the keyboard🙂

13 Comments »

  1. Thanks – this fixed my problem!

    Comment by Dan — November 24, 09 @ 11:36 pm

  2. WOW-Thanks

    been looking for that fix for ages!

    Thankyou so much!

    James

    Comment by JAmes — December 21, 09 @ 10:55 pm

  3. Thanks Phiras.

    My PB G4 suddenly developed this problem, and the airport card has reappeared and logged in successfully since trying your suggestions. Time will tell, I guess.

    Happy New Year😉

    RET

    Comment by RET — December 31, 09 @ 4:05 am

  4. Woohooo! Just walked my roommate through these odd instructions and they totally worked!!!! Thank you!!!!

    Comment by melanie — February 19, 10 @ 8:21 am

  5. OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG! THIS WORKED!!!!!!!! I CANT BELIEVE IT!!! I DIDNT THINK IT WOULD WORK BUT U ARE A GENIUS!
    NO BODY SHOULD HAVE ANY DOUBTS ABOUT THIS, I EVEN CALLED BIGPOND (THIS IS MY NET COMPANY IN AUSTRALIA) AND THEY COULDNT WORK IT OUT, I HAD TO GO TO AN APPLE SHOP BUT MAN, I AM SO BROKE!
    SO TRY THIS BEFORE U DO ANYTHING!
    thank uuuuuuuuuuuuuu

    Comment by moody — March 19, 10 @ 5:26 pm

  6. Had the problem, tried this fix, and it worked like a champ.

    This is like the up down up down left right left right ABBA thing on Contra.

    Comment by pnluser — April 6, 10 @ 8:25 pm

  7. Thanks!! That did the job!! I tried resetting the PRAM with the instructions from apple, but that didn’t work. Doing the battery stuff and then waiting for 3 chimes worked!

    Comment by xinit — April 12, 10 @ 10:25 pm

  8. it didnt work for me😦

    Comment by summer — July 5, 10 @ 2:01 am

  9. I tried it and it’s still not working. Please any other suggestions?

    Comment by Yinka — August 8, 10 @ 7:59 am

  10. I followed the instructions but it didn’t work for me…😦

    Comment by Jorge — October 1, 10 @ 8:04 pm

  11. it didnt work for me

    Comment by eve — October 8, 10 @ 8:19 pm

  12. Holy poop, it worked. Thanks

    Comment by Josh — December 18, 10 @ 12:21 am

  13. i love u ~~~~ it worked like a champ

    Comment by calvin kapor — May 7, 11 @ 12:48 am


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