Sound and Airport missing
My MacBook suddenly lost its airport and sound - the airport came back intermittently, but the sound has never come back – everything else seems to be working fine.
It is almost as if the computer never even had either sound or an airport – the airport comes up with a blank fan and apparently isn’t installed, and the sound has a crossed circle. I have tried wiggling the jack socket and nothing happens (it does not have sound through headphones either).
As far as I am aware it suffered no trauma beforehand, I presume that the sound card and airport card both came loose, but am only guessing. I am yet to try the instructions for the airport, but notice there doesn’t seem to be anything about sound.
Also, I have tried restarting the computer using R+P+ALT+Apple, which worked occassionally for the airport, but could be coincidental.
If anyone could help or even explain what has happened I would be very grateful!
Here's a link to a discussion of your sound problem with cures. Please read all the way through as the fellow listed the wrong file the first time and then corrected it. It seemed to cure these people -- maybe it will help you. Ralph
For the sound, first take a look at this Q&A: http://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/9274/...
The airport part is 661-3890. First I would open it and check the connections for the cables and se-seat the airport card, here's how: MacBook Core Duo AirPort Card Replacement
The Airport card might be loose
There is no "sound card" only a DSP chip on the motherboard. This would tend to point toward a damaged logic board, or at least that chip.
With proper equipment the fault may be diagnosed but it' not really a DIY kind of repar.
Your call as to spend the money to repair a box that old, or sell laptop for parts and put that money towards a new laptop.
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