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Disappearing Wireless Card

by vis-vobiscum-sit / March 13, 2008 4:44 PM PDT

My internal Broadcom a/b/g wireless card on my HP Pavilion dv6000z has recently disappeared. It doesn't even show up in the device manager window. The internal bluetooth on my system continues to work. I have tried installing the appropriate drivers and flashing the BIOS, but to no avail. At this point I'm suspecting a hardware failure, but does anyone have any other suggestions as to what could be causing this? Specs below:

Vista Home Premium (32-bit)
2 gb ram
AMD Turion TL-64

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I'd forget it. Why?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 13, 2008 11:56 PM PDT

That unit is so new that it's a warranty issue. Things like this do happen!

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Not so simple
by vis-vobiscum-sit / March 15, 2008 2:10 AM PDT
In reply to: I'd forget it. Why?

Normally I would just use the warranty and have it repaired, but the person I talked to at HP said that they would reset the hard drive so I would have to back-up all my files, and on top of that it takes 7-10 days to get it back and in that long I will be back at college with only a PO box (where they can't ship it because they only use Fedex). I was just checking whether there were any software type issues that may have caused it to save me all this trouble. Oh well though, I guess I'll just have to wait till summer when I have the time to mess with it. Thanks for trying.

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Then add another card.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 15, 2008 3:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Not so simple

My neighbor faced a similar issue but out of warranty. The WPNT-511 was 20 bucks and it's fixed now.

-> But wait, you just revealed you are not ready for the day the hard disk stops spinning. They do that far too often.

Bob

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