airport broken or does it work with an external usb
i got this MacBook Pro recently (late '09 A1278 13" 2.26 GHz)
The previous owner spilled tea over the keyboard. The system powers up and runs fine. Some of the keyboard backlights don't work.
More serious, is the WiFi doesn't show up at all and even with an external USB WiFi stick (that does work fine on any computer and doesnt need AirPort to function) there is still no connection, even to the stick to the Internet.
Is the AirPort card connected to the stick? Normally the AirPort needs to be in "switched off mode" to use the stick.
Is the AirPort card the same part for all A1278 MacBook Pro's?
Is this a good question?