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I have an Acer Aspire one netbook. Suddenly I can't turn my wireless on and off (to save battery time) using the Fn + F2 keys. Other function keys seem fine.

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  • malaynagl Mar 18, 2011

    I have Windows 7 starter which doesn't have the "Mobility Center" so I can't use it.
    All the other function keys seem to be fine. Just Fn F2 is the problem.

    I've tried rebooting but it hasn't helped.

    Should I delete the wireless device and let Windows reinstall it after rebooting?

    Thanks for any help.



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Hi malaynagl, try "restarting the computer."
"Sometimes all the troubleshooting will not fix the 'problem',
if the solutions aren't worked-out from "scratch!"
Restarting the computer can "help the computer reconfigure
"OS, Applications, and Services" back to the "Default State."
Once you 'press the FN / F2 combination; give the "connection time to receive a signal.
Go to the "Start Search Window," type in: window mobility center.
If you have this program?
Check the: "Wireless {Off / On} Switch?
"Use either the "Battery or Power Adapter" separately!.
Make sure the battery has a 100% charge before using.
Remove the battery when fully charged.
Let the battery drain to the point of an "Alert!"
About 10%
"Low Battery" icons' displayed!
Then; "rechared the battery
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    This 'comment' is for FixYa! So my understanding is; -10 is {subtracted} for "Not Helpful: Solutions!" But! When the "Solution is Very Helpful! = 5 or < LESS!" ? Is this "Correct"!? I have another ?Question? Do a number between a (100 to 1000) people respond quicker, and more to "Solution that do not help!" In comparison to the "Solutons that do?"


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You might have uninstalled the proprietary software check the disk that came with the PC

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