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Title:

WiFi No Hardware installed post internal meddling how to fix?

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OK, I have a MacBook Pro Late 2008 2.4Ghz MB470LL.  so I just fitted an HDD into one of those optical drive-shaped caddy. It was a little bit fiddly getting it in, with the various cables in the way, but I don't think I was particularly rough.

Now the new HDD is fine, but Wi-Fi was not working - well it wasn't then it was and then it wasn't!

FaceTime camera is fine (not sure if this is relevant).

Wi-Fi doesn't show in hardware information.

Wondering if the cable may be partly broken (it does seem to take an excessively sharp corner around the top of the drive) or a problem with the connector. I have read here that the connector can get a pin out of place, so I may try that.

Any ideas for other diagnostics?

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" (Non-Unibody)Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260
MacBook Pro 15" (Non-Unibody)Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260

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Edit by: originalmachead ,

Title:

WiFi No Hardware installed post internal meddling how to fix?

Text:

OK, I have a MacBook Pro Late 2008 2.4Ghz MB470LL.  so I just fitted an HDD into one of those optical drive-shaped caddy. It was a little bit fiddly getting it in, with the various cables in the way, but I don't think I was particularly rough.

Now the new HDD is fine, but Wi-Fi was not working - well it wasn't then it was and then it wasn't!

FaceTime camera is fine (not sure if this is relevant).

Wi-Fi doesn't show in hardware information.

Wondering if the cable may be partly broken (it does seem to take an excessively sharp corner around the top of the drive) or a problem with the connector. I have read here that the connector can get a pin out of place, so I may try that.

Any ideas for other diagnostics?

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" (Non-Unibody)

Status:

open

Edit by: Walter Galan ,

Title:

WiFi No Hardware installed post internal meddling how to fix?

Text:

OK, soI have a MacBook Pro Late 2008 2.4Ghz MB470LL. so I just fitted an HDD into one of those optical drive-shaped caddy. It was a little bit fiddly getting it in, with the various cables in the way, but I don't think I was particularly rough.
OK, soI have a MacBook Pro Late 2008 2.4Ghz MB470LL. so I just fitted an HDD into one of those optical drive-shaped caddy. It was a little bit fiddly getting it in, with the various cables in the way, but I don't think I was particularly rough.
 
Now the new HDD is fine, but Wi-Fi was not working - well it wasn't then it was and then it wasn't!
 
FaceTime camera is fine (not sure if this is relevant).
 
Wi-Fi doesn't show in hardware information.
 
Wondering if the cable may be partly broken (it does seem to take an excessively sharp corner around the top of the drive) or a problem with the connector. I have read here that the connector can get a pin out of place, so I may try that.
 
Any ideas for other diagnostics?

Device:

MacBook Pro Late 2008 2.4Ghz MB470LL15" (Non-Unibody)
MacBook Pro Late 2008 2.4Ghz MB470LL15" (Non-Unibody)

Status:

open

Original post by: Alex ,

Title:

WiFi No Hardware installed post internal meddling how to fix?

Text:

OK, so I just fitted an HDD into one of those optical drive-shaped caddy. It was a little bit fiddly getting it in, with the various cables in the way, but I don't think I was particularly rough.

Now the new HDD is fine, but Wi-Fi was not working - well it wasn't then it was and then it wasn't!

FaceTime camera is fine (not sure if this is relevant).

Wi-Fi doesn't show in hardware information.

Wondering if the cable may be partly broken (it does seem to take an excessively sharp corner around the top of the drive) or a problem with the connector. I have read here that the connector can get a pin out of place, so I may try that.

Any ideas for other diagnostics?

Device:

MacBook Pro Late 2008 2.4Ghz MB470LL

Status:

open