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Hp Pavilion G6 Wi-Fi Button Problem

Hi, i have a Pavilion G6 with windows 8 installed, it originally came with windows 7, 2 months ago i updated to windows 8 and updates drivers and everything was working fine, today i had to turn wi fi off with the button (F12) and now it won't turn on, i read AFTER i updated my BIOS with the update from january 30, i checked previous versions of the BIOS, and there is one that adds support to the button, i remember having it installed when i installed windows 8, but anyway, should i downgrade the BIOS with the one adding support to the button? is there any way with the most recent update (the january one)? how do i reactivate the wifi? in the device manager it shows that it is connected and working properly, just not activated.
The card is Broadcom 4313GN, i also updated the driver today after i updated the BIOS.

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Re: Hp Pavilion G6 Wi-Fi Button Problem

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Hey luneki, 
I'm sorry you're running into this wifi button issue. Sometimes a Hard Reset can fix strange issues. It drains all of the electricity out of the unit and gives it a fresh boot state. 
Hard Reset
  • Shutdown
  • Remove the AC Adapter, Battery and anything else that may be connected
  • Press and hold the Power button for 15 seconds
  • Reinsert the Battery and AC Adapter
  • Power on. Let Windows load and see if wireless works. 
What is your full model name/product number? (How to find my full model name/product number)
What version of Windows 8 is this? Is it Pro by any chance?
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