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Wireless not working after harddrive replaced

Can not find wireless card

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Re: wireless not working after harddrive replaced

Check the driver at device manager, Try to reinstall. If issue persist post with details so we can provide some alternate solutions.
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The reason your monitor is in screensaver mode, (Read your other problem too), is there is no video signal coming to it.

No Signal

This is because the Netbook isn't sending one.

It isn't sending one because apparently you have graphics problems. Problems with graphics hardware.

So no, there is no Sync, or settings to change on the monitor.

(It is Not a video/graphics card. Your laptop uses Integrated Graphics. Intel HD 3000 Graphics )

However the point is moot now. Netbook is being sent in.

Point now is getting the info off the Harddrive, before some geek looses it.
(I'm a computer geek too, so that was no slam)

Remove the Harddrive. Then install it in an external enclosure.

You've seen an external enclosure, if you have seen an external harddrive.
You can buy just that 'outside case', too.

The external enclosure has a USB cable going to it.
The USB cable goes inside the enclosure, and connects to a small circuit board, with an interface on it.

The harddrive plugs into the interface.

The external enclosure comes apart VERY easily. Manufacturers make it easy to open the external enclosure, and install the Harddrive.

Usually a 2 piece case. One screw to open. Remove cover, plug Harddrive in, replace cover.
Plug USB cable into a USB port, on a working computer.

This is one example that will work with your Harddrive,

[Harddrives are measured across their width.
A laptop harddrive is 2.5 inches across in Width. 2-1/2 inches.
A desktop harddrive is 3.5 inches across in Width.

Three technology styles of Harddrive, are presently being used;
1) IDE (PATA),

2) SATA,

These two types of Harddrives use mechanical parts. For example a Spindle, Spindle Motor, and Platters,

3) SSD,

No mechanical parts. Just electronic components. (Solid State)

Your laptop uses a 2.5 SATA harddrive ]

Going on..................

I haven't had any direct dealings with this laptop. Or the Aspire V5-171 version.
I see no Service Manual listed.

Searching the internet for Harddrive replacement info though, I ran into that there is a large panel on the Bottom of the Netbook; which has a single Philips head screw in the middle.

Remove the screw, remove the large panel.
This is supposed to be in the User's Guide, but cannot seem to download it right now to see.

It will be in replace the Memory. Ram Memory.

The Harddrive should sit in a compartment area all it's own.
The Harddrive itself will be in a sheet metal Caddy. Harddrive Caddy.
Remove a screw, or screws; to remove Harddrive, and Harddrive Caddy.

Once screw/s are removed, L@@K at the Harddrive.
There should be a piece of 'silk strap', to pull on.

Keeping Harddrive flat, and down in Netbook, pull on the strap; and pull the Harddrive across towards the OUTSIDE of the Netbook.

You are unplugging it.

You DO NOT want to lift straight up on the strap, as you will bend contact pins.
Once the Harddrive is slid over, then lift at an angle; and remove.
Lift up on the Back of the Harddrive.
This is the opposite side of the one that plugs in.

Open the external enclosure case, slide the harddrive in; then close the external enclosure case. (Referring to Tigerdirect example. Other external enclosures will be different)

Plug the USB cable into any working computer's open USB port.
Look in My Computer/Computer. (WinXP/WinVista - Win 7)
The external harddrive will be shown.
DOUBLE-click on the drive letter it is next to.

Have problems with that post back in a Comment.

Your Netbook, is supposed to be just an ACER Aspire V5-171 series of Notebook PC; with a Chrome logo on it.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


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Did you tried cable connection to your router to see if this works?
which windows its runing on?

If wireless connection drops its not all the time your laptop issue... its router transmitted channel conflict with laptop wireless card channel....
You might fix this by changing the router wireless setting by changing the transmission channel on it.and then re connect the laptop or it may auto reconnect with it and hopefully signal will not drop.

one is network card for cable connection to internet
one is wireless card for wireless connection to your router(with internet connection)

I will write more after I get your reply. As I am in the middle of my own issue now... ;)

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There should be two or three small covers on the bottom of your laptop. One covers the harddrive, one covers the memory slots and a possible third cover will cover the wireless card.

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Drivers for wireless connection

Hi there.
When a new hard drive is installed and you have your operating system installed, you will need to get the drivers for the hardware like WLAN, audio, chipset etc.
Get the drivers for your machine here >>>>>

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

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Internet wireless

Hi there.
You probably need the drivers for the wireless card, get all the drivers for your model laptop from IBM/Lenovo support here >>>>

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

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Wireless and bluetooth won't turn on

To kickstart the wireless and make it work again on the nc6120's.

Turn on the computer and hit F10 to go into the BIOS.
Go up under File and choose Restore Defaults.

Save your changes and reboot your OS.
If your using Windows, you should be able to pick a wireless network now.

If you previously had a WEP or WPA pw key set, you may have to re-enter
it again as it was cleared out during the reset.

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Wireless enable problem

Check under Device Manager first. That's under Network Adapters. If you see a thing called Network Controller under Other devices, the driver for your wireless card has not been installed. Simply reinstall it by right-click > Update Driver. But if you see your wireless card there with yellow caution sign, the driver needs to be reinstalled. With red X, that mean its disabled, right-click it and Enable. If no wireless card under device manager, your built-in wireless card is busted, you need to buy a separate notebook adapter. Good Luck!

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Acer aspire 3690-2900

tried to remove the harddrive and boot and press f2.
if this is working, it's look like your harddrive is dead.

but if this isnot working (still same problem), remove the dvd, wireless card (from the back of the unit) and try again.
if still not working, Motherboard is bad.

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Removal of cooling fan

You need to disable your laptop.
follow this step:

Remove harddrive.
1. on the back of laptop, there are 2 doors. open it all. 1 of them is harddrive.
2. remove harddrive.

Remove wireless cable.
1. open 2nd door on the back, you can see rams and wireless card. unplug wireless cable from wireless card.

Remove chassis
1. Remove 2 screws on the hinge cover, so you can remove the power cover (power cover is cover that have power button).
2. after you removed power cover, removed keyboard.
3. remove 4 screws that hold lcd from chasiss. you can remove lcd now.
4. remove 3 screws under keyboard.
5. remove all screw on the back of your laptop.
6. remove upperchassis.
7. remove 2 screw that hold motherboard from lowerchasis.
8. take motherboard out from lowerchasiss.
9. now you can see the thermal fan.

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