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mattkon6
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Wireless button stuck red between "off" and "disabled"

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I have a Pavillion dv7t-2000 running windows 7. My wireless was working last night, and I turned the computer off normally. This morning, before turning it on, I cleaned it off (which involved wiping the keyboard and switch panel). Now, I cannot get wifi to turn on.

 

When I press the button on the right side, it stays red, and on the screen over in the corner it displays the messages "off" or "disabled." This has happened to me once before, but I don't remember how I fixed it. Normally, the switch works correctly going between blue and red.

 

Anyone ever have this problem?

 

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DavidPK
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Hi,

 

This may be worth trying.  Shut down the PC, remove the AC Adapter and then remove the battery.  Now hold the power button down for a good 30 seconds.  Replace the battery, plug in the AC Adapter and start the PC.

 

Best wishes,

 

DP-K

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I actually tried that first, as it usually works well for quite a variety of issues. I ended up fixing it by rebooting in safe mode with networking, and then rebooting normally.

 

Thanks for the help.

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Hi,

 

Glad you got it working.

 

Best wishes,

 

DP-K

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