Wifi stops working shortly after startup
The AirPort wifi on my MBP would only work for 1-2 minutes at start up and then lost connection completely. It's not able to detect any wireless networks at all once it fails and if I turn off the wifi I'm not able to turn it back on again. The only way to make it reconnect is completely reboot the Mac but then the same problem will recur again - connect for a couple of minutes and then just drop dead.
I'm running Mavericks and the wifi was working sweetly until I changed the SuperDrive to a 1TB HDD. Not sure if that's related but the screen hinge area where the wifi and bluetooth cards reside now runs very hot after the new drive is installed.
I removed the HDD caddy mount n reinstalled the SuperDrive (which was faulty btw) and also restored Mavericks from Time Machine. The AirPort still doesn't work. I think it's now confirmed that either the card or the cable is gone. So I ended up using a USB wifi dongle as a stop gap. Wifi is a lot slower now using the USB dongle and the Mac still gets quite hot in the heatsink area.
Hi, Fabio, did u mean this thick black tape on top of the connector?