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Wireless Card Died, How Do I Install New One?


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#1 kevin92

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 03:20 PM

Hello I bought a new Sony Vaio laptop in January and my wireless card has already died. It's pretty stupid seeing how I bought it 2 months ago. The laptop has a switch for turning on wireless and when it is turned on it no longer has the green light, and windows detects that the wireless card is turned off.

I assume there's nothing I could do to fix it, so I'm going to buy a new one. I'm thinking of buying this card

http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.a...amp;catid=21117

It's pretty cheap, and I was wondering how do I install this, do I have to open the laptop? I saw some type of slot on the side of the laptop with a flap on it, does it go in there?

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 05:21 PM

It's 2 months old. Send it back for warranty work. If you open it you'll void the warranty and if something else happens to it you'll be out of luck
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 05:25 PM

That's the problem, sorry forgot to mention it, I bought in the US, on a boxing day sale. so can't do anything about warranty because I live in Canada.
Otherwise I would.

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 05:27 PM

The card will slide into the PCMCIA slot (the slot with the flap). It should work perfectly. Are you using an 802.11G router?

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 05:58 PM

I worked on a high end HP laptop(raid sata w/2 hard drives) last month, it was off warranty and I opened pretty much every compartment on the bottom to check for dust, one small cover let me access one tiny card, it was the wireless adapter, about the size of a pack of matches, it was next to where you change the ram.

You should be able to order the part from sony in canada. The pmcia slot was broken from the lady plugging and unplugging a
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 06:15 PM

thanks for the info, yes I am using a 802.11G router, but I'm wondering would I need to take out the broken wireless card that's built in, or can I just leave it?

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 06:34 PM

thanks for the info, yes I am using a 802.11G router, but I'm wondering would I need to take out the broken wireless card that's built in, or can I just leave it?

You might have to remove/disable it in Device Manager to prevent conflicts
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 09:05 PM

yeah that seems like it'll work, i'll let you know how it goes, im gonna try calling sony canada too




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