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Network Card Periodicall Stops Working

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#1 carnivalofsorts


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 01:50 PM

Hi Guys, 


Lately, i've been having some difficulties with my laptop ( Acer Aspire 5742 )


Periodically, I lose my wi-fi connection as if the network card has stopped working. On the system tray, the icon showing network connection is grayed out and has a little red X over it, however it says " Not Connected - Connections Available " but then when i click on it to display the available connections - it shows none of the wi fi connections usually available in the area and i'm left with no choice but to reboot the laptop. 


The issue occurs mostly when I lift the laptop from the desk to move it somewhere else giving me the idea that there might be something physically loose inside that i'm disturbing ? Is the network card physically a part of the main board  or is it removeable ? I'm not entirely sure this is the right line of thinking though seeing as how it seems to be fine after a reboot !


Any ideas what might be causing this issue ?


Many thanks for your help.





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#2 CaveDweller2


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 03:19 PM

It does sound like it. http://www.insidemylaptop.com/how-to-disassemble-acer-aspire-5742-series-laptop/  this shows you how to see =) 3rd pic down matter of fact.

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