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#1 tawnee

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:40 AM

I just replaced my dvd superdrive in my macbook pro running windows bootcamp. after the install my wireless internet is completly gone. its not in the device manager, I only have wired LAN now & when I close the top of my laptop the computer will shut itself off & when I open the top I get a screen asking to start windows in safe mode or start normally. also the fan is constantly running which it only came on periodically before. I took out the superdrive and put the old one back in but the problems are still there. Any Help?????????

Mod Edit: Moved to Mac OS forum - AA

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:35 AM

Hello,

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First can you tell me what year macbook pro this is? Also what screen size it has?

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:01 AM

its a 13" unibody. not sure the age bought it used about 2 years ago. the model # is A1278

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:05 AM

I forgot to add that I got some kind of warning when the new drive was in the laptop that said something about a catastrophic failure. I cant remember exactly what it said but I took the drive out and put the old one back and haven't got that warning again but the computer still acts up.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:18 AM

Hello again,

What exactly did you have to remove to access and replace the drive? Did you check to make sure all connectors and screws were replaced in the correct places? Do the issues happen when running on your OS X install?
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

it also happens on the mac side. I followed a video on powerbookmedic.com for replacing the superdrive. I unplugged everything from the logic board that it said except one of the top plugs that would not come out, not sure but I think it was the speaker plug or something, in the video its the one closest to the speaker (with small square top). since that would not pull out I just slide the speaker over and slid the old drive out and slid the new one in.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:13 PM

Hello,

Please look at this: http://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/68987/Broken+wifi-camera+cable+causing+my+fan+to+run+at+full+speed

I know its a 15 inch but its the same thing, based on what you are describing it seems you may have broken the camera cable which would explain the high fan speeds, no wifi, and doing odd things in general. I would check to make sure its plugged in correctly and if it is check to see if its damaged in anyway. Use this guide to identify the correct cable to check, http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Pro+13-Inch+Unibody+Mid+2009+Optical+Drive+Replacement/1368/1
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:21 PM

thanks I'll check it out tonight.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:25 PM

Alright. :) Good luck. Post here if you have any questions. :)

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