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Compaq presario 1200 bios problem

Model, 12XL126
problem: bios setting for "chipset" does not come up F10 works fine
this computer was "checked" by airport security, turned on and somthing was changed, the PCMCIA wireless card worked 10 min before .. now no lights come on or anything linksys software says card not present, card works in antother computer. i seem to recall on boot it had both a F1 and F10 option. I beleive they disabled the PCMCIA slot some how. there is nothing thats shows up now is the standard bios, advanced only has options for paralell port, did all the resets, pulled the battery pull the cmos battery ?

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Re: Compaq presario 1200 bios problem

No test your linksys card in antehr labtop 1st ok see if it works maby bad slot in mobo not powering it nomore

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