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#1 Klinkaroo

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 09:41 PM

I recentely got my laptop formated at a computer store. When I got it back the wireless card hasn't been working. I called and he said he installed all the drivers and everthing and that there is nothing he can do really unless I bring it in and I kind of don't like paying it cause it's 50 bucks an hour so I am trying to fix it myself first.

I reinstalled the drivers to no avail. The computer reconizes that there is a wireless card there but can't detect any wireless networks.

One thing that I noticed is that on the front of my computer (Acer Aspire 5040) I have two button, one for bluetooth and one for wireless card. That button used to light up orange when using my card and I could click it to deactivate that power from the card. This is what it looks to be doing but when I press this button nothing happens, it's completely dead, no lights, no nothing. I reinstalled the Empowering software and the launch manager. My launch button for internet and stuff work but still not the wireless button. Can anyone help pleas?

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 09:58 PM

Did the wireless card work before you too the computer in?
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Posted 27 January 2008 - 12:33 AM

why did you have it in the shop initially, is the 1st question.

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 08:26 AM

At times we've found (at work) that the wireless card will come loose. Can you disconnect the battery and power cord, then open up the access panel for the wireless card and check that (don't touch it without grounding yourself to the metal of the case). Then attempt to reseat the card - ensuring that it's fully and properly seated.

Put it back together and try it again to see if that was the cause (the wireless light should now light up).
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Posted 27 January 2008 - 10:51 AM

First Awnser It went to the shop because when I was reformating the boot disk ended up being corrupted. It formated the computer but couldn't reinstall windows and I didn't have the time nore patients to try to fix the problem said I sent it to the shop and made it someone elses problem.

Thanks John I will try that :flowers:

Edit : For some reason it just started to work now... Thanks All :thumbsup:

Edited by Klinkaroo, 27 January 2008 - 02:03 PM.





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