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Wireless Switch My laptop is a Presario2100 (not a 2100T). I have had it for just over three years. Naturally, 2 months after the warranty ran out, something stopped working on my computer. My wireless switch will not turn on. It probably isn't a card problem, because it will not even turn on enough to tell me whether or not it senses wireless networks. Instead, the switch itself seems to be broken because I push the button on the front right corner, and absolutely nothing happens. Is there a way to turn on wireless without the hard switch? Or is there something I can do to fix the switch? I have an HP pavilion zx5000. The wireless switch does not work.

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  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2008

    I have the hp pavilion zv5000. my wireless button won't power on. ican get an internet connectin if i plug in ethernet plug, but i can't get it to work with my network.

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2008

    my wireless button don't light on.My laptop Hp pavilion zv500 cannot detect wireless networks.

  • C. Turner Mar 04, 2009

    Cannot turn on wireless. It was working before I reinstalled windows xp, so I figured that there maybe a driver that's not installed. Can anyone verify this?

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Open it up, find the wire for the wireless switch dissconnect the wire and strip them and short them. this is only a temporary solution, you will need a new switch.

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