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Aspire 5020 wireless switch seems broke down

Hi mine aspire5020 has the same problem and i have already select the wireless adapter icon connect. but it still doesn't work, any other solutions? Thanks

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    wait, so your saying that the wireless is not working at all then?

    if thats the problem id first check your device manager and see if windows can find the wireless card, if it can and it sows its working without problems im unsure of what it might be (unless that the switch is not properly connected to the card?). if it cant find it, then there are a few possibilities.
    1. threes a cord lose somewhere
    2. the card is dead, hope you have a warranty.

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FIRST YOU SHOULD IF ITS ACTIVATED IN THE BIOS

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THERE MIGHT BE A SWITCH ON THE LAPTOP ITSELF CHECK YOU MANUAL MINE IS A ASPIRE 5610 MY SWITCH IS IN THE FRONT BY MY SOUND CONNECTOR

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