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I just put a Dsl wireless card in my compaq and now i can't get it to become active, it comes on and so does the monitor but the monitor light is amber and the power light is the only thing that comes on on the tower,could you please tell me what to do.. I have unpluged the cords on both things and left them off for almost an hr> and checked all cords and they are all intact.. Thank you

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  • mjwitmer Mar 12, 2008

    YEs Its a desk top..Its a Wireless-G PCI Adapter for high speed internet. The name of it is Linksys. I have to have it in my 2nd computer so I can get on high speed. hope this helps you

  • mjwitmer Mar 13, 2008

    I Tried what you told me. I took the wireless card out and still have the same problem, Do you have any other suggestions?

  • Raymond Roque
    Raymond Roque May 11, 2010

    Please specify the device that you installed in your COMPAQ. Is the COMPAQ your desktop?


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Remove the wireless card ,it may not be compatible,so look for an alternative.

good luck

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  • terry Mar 13, 2008

    go back into the pc make sure you earth yourself first, by touching the metal casing of the pc,and check ever connection their is, as you may have moved something by accident

    • all cables both power and data ribbons to motherboard & to the drives,give them a push to make sure they are seated correctly

    • make sure no cables are interfering with the cpu fan

    • push down on the memory sticks

    • push down on any video card installed

    • push down on any other card that is in the pc

    if nothing improves obtain a boot disc and see if the pc will boot up of it,you may need to go into the Bios so that the pc will boot up of the floppy .usualy pressing delete key when booting up will get you into the Bios . but look on the screen when booting up to see what key to push.

    if it boot up of the flopppy it is a hard drive problem either it has the system files corrupted which mean you need to either recover the pc from a recovery partition on the hard drive or it has died and needs replacing.

    good luck with that


  • terry Mar 13, 2008

    it may be that you zapped the motherboard with static electricity and killed it when you installed the wireless card .

    a last thought hit F8 when you turn on the pc ,it may boot into safe mode ,if you are lucky and it does ,use the restore function in windows to an earlier date.

    if my comments are worthy please rate them



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