XO with no radio...

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Sat Jul 11 01:02:27 EDT 2009

On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 10:25 PM, John Watlington <wad at laptop.org> wrote:

> This is the classic "loss of WLAN" problem with the XOs.
> We happen to still be looking for additional examples of
> those.  Please send me the motherboards and I will send
> out replacement laptops (send mailing address.)

OK. Will do. I'm in Jamaica right now, leaving for San Francisco tomorrow.
The broken XO is local. I'll swap mine (good one) with theirs and bring it
across. I'll send you the motherboard from SF.

Thanks everybody for sending out diagnostics.


> There is nothing on the motherboard between the southbridge
> and the WLAN module.   The solder connections to the WLAN
> module are generally very good.  The general problem appears
> to be failure of either the 88W8388 itself or bad solder connections.
> I am trying to gather a second batch of samples concentrating
> on "no WLAN".
> Cheers,
> wad
> On Jul 10, 2009, at 7:29 PM, James Cameron wrote:
>  On Thu, Jul 09, 2009 at 11:10:58PM -0500, Sameer Verma wrote:
>>> lsmod shows usb8xxx and libertas missing. modprobe ing usb8xxx shows the
>>> modules via lsmod, but sitll no LED or other activity.
>> I've a unit that does this.  The wireless device also does not appear in
>> lsusb or equivalent.  I've not investigated it fully yet.
>> --
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