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# 29861 21-Jan-2009 17:03
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my dad purchased a campaq presario f500 this morning from cash converters and when we got home we found that the wireless didn't show up on the computer yet there was a switch for and all the drivers, upon goin into the bios menu we see it has been disabled but re-enabling it has done nothing, any ideas would be much appreciated.

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  # 191110 21-Jan-2009 17:38
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It's dead - either the card or the motherboard-wireless chip interface.

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  # 191139 21-Jan-2009 20:52
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ok i swapped out the card and still nothing so im geussing its the second problem, is this fixable?


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  # 191365 22-Jan-2009 19:28
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Well - you will need a motherboard replacement then.

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  # 191373 22-Jan-2009 20:45
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manhinli: Well - you will need a motherboard replacement then.

Yep, agreed.  Take it back to the shop for a refund.  A motherboard replacement would cost many times the price your Dad bought the computer for - if Compaq even still has the parts for it.

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  # 191395 22-Jan-2009 21:53
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no worries sold it for 400 today, made a profit so no worries

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