Can I get my airport to work again?
I have a Macbook pro mid 2010. A time ago I replaced my superdrive with an extra hard drive. All worked fine. But I replaced the second hard drive, and managed to damage the Airport connector (a tiny piece of plastic got stuck when I tried to reconnect it). The pins were misaligned but I managed to realign them, at this point I don't see any fysical damage to the connector or cable.
I've searched google for my options. I found out that the airport card is for wifi and bluetooth. Bluetooth works fine to my surprise. But no airport card is found says OS X.
I tried an external wifi adapter, it doesn't work in yosemite (but it works in bootcamp). Sure I've seen all the hacks and programs to get it to work in Mac. But this doesn't work in Yosemite.
So I want to know my options:
- Is the motherboard damaged (the connector on the motherboard, bluetooth still works though)? Replacement not an option in this case?
- Is the cable damaged and can I simply order a new cable, attach it to the existing airport card and connect it?
- Do I need to order a whole new airport card with connector cable?
- Do I need to give up hope and try to live with my ethernet cable?
In other words: I know from the ifixit site how to replace the connector cable. But I want to know if that is the problem.
Is this a good question?