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08-04-2009 05:07 AM
In fact, almost all quick lunch buttons are not working but wireless is the most important. When I press the wireless button, (or the presentation button, or the mute button) it starts the program that is connected to the information button. The wireless button stays orange and I am unable to make any wireless connections!
It seems that all buttons are acting like the information button.
My notebook is an Hp 6730b
08-04-2009 06:23 AM
Uninstall Your wireles driver.
If You have XP:
Go to Control Panel -> System -> Hardware -> Devices Manager
Click with right button of Your mouse on each yellow sign and choose properties. Then go to bottom details and paste here device id. This way we will know what it is.
If You have Vista:
Go to Control Panel -> Devices Manager
Click with right button of Your mouse on each yellow sign and choose properties. Then go to bottom details and paste here Hardware Ids. This way we will know what it is.
08-27-2009 06:34 AM
I had the same problem (on an HP dv7) and went around for 3 days connecting to a wire. Then I remember an old "fix" from about 10 years ago when a tech in the middle of the night told me to 1) shut down, 2) unplug the computer, and 3) remove the battery for a minute or two. When I put it all back together, viola, the buttons across the top were working again.
It's simple, takes only a couple of minutes, and requires NO installing/uninstalling or other craziness. I'd give it a shot.
04-20-2011 09:14 AM
It's an old threat, but it also helped me.
I had the same issue, quick launch buttons not working on a HP 6730B.
I was just ordering a new switch cover when I read about this issue.
I turned off the laptop, unplugged the power source, disconnected the battery, and waited (my favourite thing).
After a couple of minutes I fired up the laptop, and everything worked again.
Now I just have to execute a system recovery to uninstall all hotfixes, updates, drivers, changes etc.
If only this tech from 10 years (= 2001!!) ago should know...
BeaAmaya, thanks for posting.
04-04-2012 12:18 AM
I didn't believe the fix of removing the battery would hepl but after downloading latest wireless connection manager and Quicklaunch button Software, multple restarts, turn off and back on...I thought I would give it a shot...GUESS WHAT! IT WORKED!...Thanks...sometimes the simple things in life are the best!