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12-08-2009 12:18 PM
wanted to mention, the wireless light turns amber. i guess this is a common problem that hp wont address. i followed some advice that i found. reboot, hit f10 to go into setup and enable network boot. if you reboot and your light turns from amber to blue (wireless light that is) you should be fine. worked for me (once anyway)
i am going to plug this thing into a lan and just buy a netbook to replace it, welcome to the world of disposable computing!
01-10-2010 06:37 AM
i've got this problem too.
Someone ask me change northbridge chipset on mainboard because series 6150 on all HP laptops have that problem.
01-24-2010 03:57 PM
I recently ordered a replacement part for the Broadcom WLAN card. I replaced it and still have the same problem.
Now im left with calling HP to fix the issue.
01-25-2010 08:22 AM
We purchased eight Compaq Presario F730US notebooks a couple of years ago. The biggest and most inconsistent problem we have had is the WLAN wireless not working. Orange light, blue light, updated, not updated, etc. There is no rhyme or reason to why the OS does not recognize the wireless. I've restored, gone back to plain vanilla out of the box, and still can't get the non-functioning units to light up. I managed to get one unit functioning again and immediately upgraded it to Windows-7 and it is humming along nicely. ... but the blue light was on when I started the upgrade.
System Information on a broken unit shows Broadcom 802.11b/g as device 11; Device manager doesn't show it; DriverWhiz lists device as "unplugged" (and possibly in need of a driver update), even though the updated HP driver is installed (SP39911). Since none of the HP drivers made a difference, it looks suspiciously like a BIOS issue, but that doesn't explaing why one works and one doesn't... BIOS is the most current F.1F and units are running Vista HP SP2.
Anybody out there got a clue on this wireless not recognized issue?
01-25-2010 08:37 AM
now, some months after my WLAN is gone, the display is dead too. The WLAM came back for some hous afer a very hot notebook-session but disappeared after the device cooled down. All done with Win7.
I have no further hope to get the thing running again. Think I have to buy a new one. No help from HP since it was some weeks after the warrenty ended.
01-25-2010 04:55 PM
After searching on the HP forum for quite a while, I've found that this is a very common overheating problem with the motherboard on this laptop. The WLAN starts to disappear and then the display. That's what happened to me too, but it happened in between my Win7 beta and RTM installations so I thought the problem was Win7.
This problem is so common that there's a video on youtube teaching people how to fix the problem (by disassembling and heating the GPU with a lamp).
This is obviously a laptop design issue but I'm sure HP won't ever acknowledge it.
04-17-2010 04:19 PM
I also got the same problem. But, I fixed this issue as below:
This is because of Driver conflict between NVIDIA Video driver and Broadcom Wirless LAN Driver.
Follow the below steps:
Uninstall the NVIDIA and Broadcom Drviers from your Laptop.
Install the Wiress LAN Driver (WLAN) and configure the Network connection.
Install the NVIDIA drivers.
05-23-2010 09:11 AM
I am having the same problem, I own two HP Pavilion tx1000 and both are having the same problem. One day both were working fine, and the next morning I could the Wireless stopped working. I think it has something to do with Windows 7 upgrades???
01-09-2011 04:36 AM
I tried this, even bought a replacement broadcom card. The issue stems from rushed architecture. It seems that initally HP was looking for an expiration date on this and other PC systems for service calls outside the warranty. Part of it has to do with the NVidia drivers and the broadcom when combined with windows updates - no warranty for that but it seems that is the way you manage technology