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Wireless Button broken?

Discussion in 'HP & Compaq' started by supervilen, Feb 18, 2007.

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  1. supervilen

    supervilen Notebook Enthusiast

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    i have a dv4130us laptop. the wireless button wont light up when i press it so i can only use the internet when im connected with a wire. the BIOS says the wireless is on, and there are no errors or conflicts. the buttong wont light up when i press it so im wondering if its a hardware problem or somethingabout unloading and reloading drivers. i cant get it to work, any ideas?
     
  2. Airman

    Airman Band of Gypsys NBR Reviewer

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    Well some HP laptops need the appropriate wireless drivers installed for the wireless button to light up. I would try uninstalling the current HP wireless drivers you have and then reinstalling with the newest ones.


    If this doesn't work it could be a hardware issue.
     
  3. supervilen

    supervilen Notebook Enthusiast

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    i have the newest broadcom wireless driver on a flash drive. do i go to control panel/system/device manager and right click on it and uninstall it? if so do i restart before installing the new one, or do it right after i uninstall the old? also, should i uninstall anything else besides the broadcom network adapter?
     
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    Yes you can go to control panel/system/device manager and right click on it and uninstall it. However I suggest you restart the notebook and reinstall the new driver. Try this and see if the problem persists.
     
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    jepoy Newbie

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    I have exactly the same problem just a few minutes ago. When I tried to press the manual switch on the laptop, the light won't turn on. The HP Assistant also won't allow me to turn on the wireless adapter.

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    I tried to remove the drivers and install a new one but still the adapter won't turn on. Windows device manager lists the adapter as working properly.

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    The HP Chat support told me that it's a problem on the switch so she gave me a link to download the Quick Launch button program. Again, it didn't work. Any solutions? Maybe some Windows XP Update conflicts? I remembered last using this before a windows update.
     
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    mtor Notebook Deity

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    Try updating your wireless drivers.
     
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    i've updated mine. Still won't turn on.
     
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    mqmq Newbie

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    I have a similar, though much more serious, problem on my dv6000 laptop. My wireless stop working altogether. The wireless light won't turn blue and the wireless adapter is gone from the device manager. About once every 10 days it will come back to life, but usually only until the next hibernation or turn-off. I've tried reinstalling and updating both the broadcomm drivers and hp wireless assistant. I think it is a hardware problem, though I cannot rule out a bad driver since the problem is sometimes related to hibernation/stand by, and some other people are facing similar problems with their wireless and hibernation. HP wants me to send in my laptop, but I cannot afford to be w/out my laptop for the moment.
     
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    danana Newbie

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    i have exactly the same problem-which i mentioned in another thread i have the hp pavillion dv6095ea, and the wilrless just stopped working last nigt the lil light dosent go blue anymore just stays orange-the wirless bit dissapeared from the windows mobility center, and the wirless assistant wont open in controll pannel?

    im wondering if the minicard could have died?
     
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