kAirPortStatusOffKey macbook error

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  1. macdrive007

    macdrive007 Well-Known Member

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    i've seen this more than once in a macbook.

    After using a Macbook 2.16ghz intelcore2duo 3gb RAM with OS X 10.5.6 for a series of days without shutting it down, one day, the airport status icon is empty, just the fan like shape is left - but without any lines or shadows inside as you would expect in an on/off setting. Then when you click it, 3 lines show:
    kAirPortStatusOffKey
    kAirPortStatusOnKey
    kAirPortOpenNetworkPrefsKey

    No network connection too if I open a webpage (it was connected to the net all this time).

    The Spaces and Time Machine icons in that bar at the top also looks funny/different.

    To resolve this, I usually restart the Mac (if relog-in does not work). I find this weird as Macs don't usually need to restart to resolve software issues.

    What is this error? Google does not provide any search results.
    Who else has experienced this? How do we make sure this does not happen again?

    Help! :confused:
     
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    macdrive007 Well-Known Member

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    no one else experienced this? strange...

    correction on how to resolve: only a hard reset resolves this...
     
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    Perhaps it's an Airport Card problem? I haven't turned off my macbook (2.2 ic2d 4gb, same OS X version) for quite sometime now but I haven't experienced that problem (YET).
     
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    the airport card works well everytime upon bootup.

    This error happens only after a long time that the macbook is not shut down for about 15-20 days, but only allowed to sleep when not in use... When the macbook wakes up from sleep, this error came up about 3 times the last 4 months...
     
  5. kilgore

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    haven't experienced this on my white macbook w/ exactly the same specs, except that i have 2.5gb ram. i seldom ever restart/shutdown (average uptime between restarts since i've had this is i'd say 2 weeks).

    however, on one occasion last week my airport couldn't connect to my apx. not even via airport utility. needed a restart to resolve that. hasn't happened since. (it wasn't the apx, since i could connect fine from my imac.)

    immediately before the apx problem (this might be related to the problem) i used the macbook at robinsons galleria (free wifi). connected there fine. just couldn't connect to my apx after that, until i restarted. i had previously used the robinsons wifi w/ absolutely no problems w/ my home wifi. wait, i just remembered, i think the last time i used robinsons wifi before last week was when i still used a linksys router, not the apx. hmmm.

    this might be an entirely different problem, but mentioning it just the same as it might help narrow down airport probs w/ the macbook.
     
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    I don't think it is an issue of not shutting down the MacBook. I am using a MacBook myself and it takes me months before I do a restart. I only restart when a software update requires me to do so.

    I have never experienced this type of an error. Could it be something that you have installed?
     

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