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Infrared not working

This laptop will not communicate with my old one, when I try to send files via infrared. Do I need to update a driver?

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Make sure the IR is turned on - it may be off by default to conserve battery power. You can get to it via Settings > control panel. It might also be necessary to enable it in BIOS. You should get the "boing" noise when the laptops are in range.

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