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10-20-2011 12:33 PM - edited 10-20-2011 01:52 PM
I did that, and it's still not working.
If you decide to call hp and have any luck with them fixing it for you, let me know.
@msierr9 and banhien:
I tried to use my parents' USB wireless adapter on my laptop, but I got an error that said something about the drivers not installing. Now when I plug it in, nothing happens. I don't know how to fix this problem either.
Edit: I managed to get it to work now.
Also, I'm on a serverly tight budget. Even $30 is out of my price range right now, especially when the laptop I buy it for might completely stop working in a couple months anyways. I'd rather put that $30 towards getting a new laptop that isn't known to have so many problems.
11-08-2011 08:34 AM
HP Pavilion DV9310, running Win7 Home premium, Service Pack 1.
This fix did not work. I bought the Win7 after being told from a reliable tech help that installing the Win7 and its drivers will enable the wireless to work better. Thanks, that was incorrect information from "friends." So, no support to DV9000 users from HP and I've been looking at quick fixes for 5 days and nothing works except for a cable, which gets the Wireless Assistant to work (like a pair of jump start cables for the car). Then, I unplug the unsightly cable and the HP fades to Orange.
Can't do that all the time and this is not my computer, it's family property. I can't have the computer near the router and it runs 50 feet of cable to Jump Start so someone can work it. So, paid hundreds for the DV9000 that has no more tech support and $110 on the Win7 upgrade and I still don't have wireless. Watch your upgrades, they may look good on paper, and you can have friends rave about their new speeds with Win7 but in the end, it's still not working.
07-16-2012 09:11 AM
This is not a hardware failure. The solution is actually very simple.
Go to START -> Search for "Windows Mobility Center" -> Select "Turn Wireless On"
07-16-2012 11:31 AM - edited 07-16-2012 12:17 PM
For me, this is a hardware failure. I did try your solution, but it did not work.
I do not remember if I mentioned this earlier in this thread, but I did have a family member (who knows a lot about computer) look at my laptop. He swapped my wireless module for other wireless modules that he knew worked, but none of them worked. My wireless module worked in his laptops, but not in mine. So, even if I had bought a brand new wireless module, it would not have helped. The guy who looked at my laptop even did a factory reset, but it still did not help.
In the end, we learned that my mother board is no longer accepting wireless modules. And this laptop is known to have so many hardware failures, it just isn't worth buying a new motherboard. For now, I'm stuck with a wireless adapter until this terrible laptop finally just stops turning on.
This is not really a solution; there really isn't much of a solution in my case because my wallet isn't bottomless (Even if it was, I doubt I'd still shell out the money to buy a new motherboard- I'd just buy a brand new laptop). But this is a conclusion and what I found out.
The Pavillion dv9000 is a waste of money and time and HP no longer offers helpful support to the Pavillion dv9000 users.
07-31-2012 03:04 PM
Thank you all for the info, I tried all of the above, and I am still 'orange'. It is very disappointing that
something like this happens. It makes me think twice before going back to an HP laptop.
My spouse has an IBM laptop of equal vintage, still runs like a charm, though it does have some storage
constraints, but that is all.
Again, thank you for your information, nice to know that there are folks out there, that share their knowledge!
10-15-2012 05:42 PM
The problem is definitely software related to the power allocation assistant. I tried all the funky fixes from bending the laptop to dowloading numerous drivers, eventually replacing the WIFI card. Thus none of these worked! But here is the fix issued by HP. Of course it is a quick fix meant for later models so most of the control monitoring doesn't work! But the most important part is that it enables you to turn off control of the WIFI by the power assistant. Seemingly the problem is that for some reason once initiated it will cease power to the modem through the motherboard with no way to restart. Simply follow the link and install per instructions. I'm running VISTA which was upgraded from XP once the issue initially started. Once installed go to Preferences and turn off manage WLAN. Restart computer and you problem should be solved...! By the way don't forget to update your BIOS before the motherboard gets fried. Another Quickfix by HP in keeping the fan running all of the time....! http://hpsupport.wordpress.com/2009/12/31/hp-power