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My laptop is not communicating with my GC83 EDGE PC card

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  • motiveflow Jun 13, 2008

    everything warns NOT to install the card before the software. The software loaded fine, but when i insert the aircard, i get the message "GC83 is not communicating. please reinsert the card"

    When i do that, the screen goes to all vertical lines and the computer locks up. i'm far from getting online. the card won't even talk to the software.

    it's and acer 5100 running vista

  • motiveflow Jun 13, 2008

    The owners manual has nothing under troubleshooting remotely like this message. tried the drivers already. same message.

  • motiveflow Jun 13, 2008

    there's no physical damage to the slot.

    i tried updating the drivers for the slot and there was no change.

    i don't have any other way to test the aircard.

    i will have to assume that it is defective.

  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers May 11, 2010

    are you able to test another type II card to make sure the slot is working properly.

  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers May 11, 2010

    so when you plug it into the pcmcia slot it reads it and installs it correctly? your just not getting a signal from it? or its connecting but your not able to go online with it. also what kind of laptop is it. what operating system are you running. all these thing clarified would really help to be able to help you with your problem


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Cause you can update the expansion slots drivers. but i would also if you can test this card on another machine or a friends laptop to ensure its not defective.. but if the card works properly then upgrade the drivers of everything, i.e. expansion slot, processor, firmware for the aircard, and the wireless manager. cause what i can tell after talking to tech support for sony erickson. they said it sounds as if the expansion slot is not working or the card is defective. i hope this helps you keep the comments updated and i will be glad to continue assisting you..

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Click HERE to update your drivers and download your User's Manual.

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  • Georgia B
    Georgia B Jun 13, 2008

    If you're getting vertical lines it sounds like a hardware issue. Get a flashlight and look inside the slot for bent pins.


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