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Posted 16 December 2013 - 12:45 AM
Posted 16 December 2013 - 04:26 AM
these are generally the series of hp laptops that had a manufacturing problem where the heat would separate the connections from the motherboard and you no longer have wireless internet ... or in some cases the computer would not boot up at all.
In your case that you can not get wireless internet I would recommend that you purchase a 15 - 50 $us usb wireless adapter and go about your way.
If you want directions on how to resolderer parts onto a motherboard... well I am not so good at that.
Posted 16 December 2013 - 11:00 AM
Posted 16 December 2013 - 05:45 PM
Posted 16 December 2013 - 07:23 PM
HP in their infinite wisdom put a whitelist in their BIOS that only allows HP branded wireless cards. I would not recommend messing with the BIOS firmware as you could brick the computer. You can google HP wifi whitelist . If you go to Windows Update does it list a driver for your wireless card?
In Device Manager, right click the wireless adapter and select properties. Paste the vendor and hardware ID here. Is Windows 7 32bit or 64bit? there may be a driver for the broadcom chip from another vendor.
Posted 18 December 2013 - 07:21 PM
Wow this thread takes me back ... I had to go way back to find this info
Anyway that motherboard is on the better side of failing (meaning that is hasn't completely failed just that it has issues). At this point a usb wireless card is easiest options. Motherboard replacement is the other option. Sorry to not be more explicit in my answer. It is very difficult to find a wireless card replacement for HP laptops unless you hack bios and it would not help in case anyway.
HP will not service this laptop for free due to it's age.
Edited by AngryRaisin, 18 December 2013 - 07:24 PM.
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