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Wireless trouble i have a compaq presario F500 laptop, and have had it about 9 months, and its not finding the wireless hardware and isnt searching for networks, and just suddenly did this, it was working fine yesterday! what can i do, i dont think its drivers, but im sure...

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Please try to check if the wireless adapter is listed on the DEVICE MANAGER.

WinXP
Please click the START button, then click CONTROL PANEL. Click the PERFORMANCE AND MAINTENANCE icon, then click the SYSTEM icon. Click the HARDWARE tab. Click the DEVICE MANAGER button.

And look for the wireless adapter

And for Vista you can check the site below.

http://www.home-network-help.com/network-or-wireless-adapter-driver-status.html

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I have a laptop compaq f500. i did a recovery cd and now my wirless does not work. infact the icon at the bottom right is not showing.help -redstick


You need to ge the newest drivers for your wireless card. See if Compaq offers any wireless drivers. Another option is go to Microsoft update.
http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-US
Click on Custom rather than Express install.
Look on the left and there should be a high priority tab, a software tab and a hardware tab. Click on Hardware and see if it is offering drivers for your wireless card.

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Sounds like the device driver to the wireless card is corrupt. Click on start>right click on My Computer>Properties>Hardware tab then Device manager. Click on the "+" sign next to your wireless Network adapter. Then right-click on your network adapter, click on Update driver. The system will automatically look for the new driver and download it. If there is no new driver then go to the manufactureres website. All of the drivers are there. Find your computer and download the driver.

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I have a Compaq Presario F500 laptop that is about 6 months old and the internal wireless card is going out. It takes about 2 hours of restarting before it actually turns green and picks up the signal. I...


You could try using a wireless adapter that connects through usb but the connection is not as strong. Otherwise I would try to buy an internal wireless card which is just installed into a PCI slot on your motherboard.

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Dear I have bought a laptop compaq f500 prasario s/n is CNF7321tQW p/n is gf802ea#ABV with vesta preinstalled now I have installed windows xp so I reqiored it all driver plz help me


Hi there,

If your model is”Compaq Presario F500EA”, then your XP drivers are to be found HERE:

If it is one of the F500 family (ex. Compaq Presario F502AU Notebook PC), then you have to visit THIS site and select your model.

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My friend has a Compaq presario f600 laptop & needs to replace the motherboard. What sort of motherboard would he need to get for it please?


I think I have the same laptop that also needs a motherboard. The Presario F600 also had a m/n of F572US found on the label with serial. Looking on the Compaq site I found the motherboard is the same as for the F500 notebooks which is 442875-001. Link is at: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01095493.pdf This number is also found under the memory chips on most Compaq/Hp Laptops. Simply open memory cover and remove the memory chips and there you will find the Motherboard replacement number. Good Luck!

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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.


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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COMPAQ PRESARIO SR1010V!!!


If the hard drive is is not damage maybe you can save all important files on it.

Please do the step by step troubleshooting of your laptop.
REmove the following:

1. Memory
2. hard drive
3. processor:
4. Battery

try this;
1. Fix some other connection inside the laptop
2. Insert AC plug then start the system.
3. shutdown the system
4. Insert the processor
5. swittch on the laptop.
If beeping; continue
step 3;
6 insert the memory.
7. start the system
8. If display, connect the harddrive.

in step 5: if not beeping:

Either board or processor is dead.


IN step 8.
9. start the system.
10. if the hard drive is detected, and cannot continue booting
i recommend you to reinstall the windows.

Please notify me if problems arises. i will give you further instruction, melnavz.


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Drivers


Guess that u have a CD/DVD utilities of your compaq. if you have, then install all necessary drivers otherwise you force to go online using other computer searching driver. or u can contact your computer vendor. if you go online u can search it here http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/support.html?pageDisplay=drivers

good luck!

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