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After buying the laptop in april 2007 my compaq presario F500 the wireless connection has disappeared and the light is contantly orange which ever way i moved the button to turn on the wireless.

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Hello Handbag.
The issue which you are facing is a known issue. This is common in F500 series notebooks.
You can get it repired for free of cost by contacting HP technical support, even if the notebook is out of warranty.
All you have to do is refer the below link:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01480071&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

And check if you product is listed here. Then contact HP support by chat or email., then you can get the notebook repaired.

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