07-27-2008 02:47 PM
My laptop crashed awhile ago because of battery not charging problems. I had bought a new battery and re-installed the Window XP system. I thought I installed the system just fine, but then I realized that the sound card is missing. I downloaded the sound driver from lenovo downloads and it works. I've been trying to set up the wireless system. I've been reading the forums, search google and everything, but most of the stuff I just don't understand. Before my laptop crashed, I was able to use the wireless , meaning, I could be online wherever in the house. I remember, that the wireless sign ( the one next to the blue tooth, battery and the half moon symbols) was lit - green- ok . Not anymore. If anyone could help me with this problems that would be great. I am able to get online now because I am using the cable that connect my laptop to the internet modem.. I can't go anywhere else. What drivers or cards or modems are still missing from my laptop and where can I download them?
Thank you so much for the help!
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07-29-2008 11:01 AM
The key is to identify the wireless card that's in the laptop, and install the drivers for that card.
A lot of times what happens is that the wrong driver is installed, either due to OS misdetection or user error, and it just doesn't work.
Not sure how familiar you are with laptop architecture, but most current laptops use a small card that fits into what's referred to as a mini pci slot.
If you flip your laptop over, you'll see a number of doors that are removable after you take out a few small screws.
What you're looking for is a small card with a couple of semi-thick (by notebook standards) wires on it.
You should also see a label that identifies the card.
Once you've identified it, download that driver from Lenovo, delete any 'banged' items in Device Manager, and follow the instruction for that driver.
If all else fails, message me and we can arrange for you to drop by my office and I can either fix it for you on the spot while you wait, or diagnose it as a dead card (unlikely.) I am assuming by your handle that you're in PDX - if you're in the statistical minority of non-PDX Oregonians - disregard. No charge - just like to help out fellow Lenovo users. This is one of the best purchases I've ever made.
07-29-2008 11:12 AM
oregirl_123, welcome to the forum,
you haven't told us which Notebook you have. If you could post your type and model number members will be able to identify it and point you at the correct drivers. You could also vist the main support site to look for drivers or another possibility would be to install System Update which should hopefull get them all automatically.
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07-31-2008 08:58 PM - last edited on 07-31-2008 11:25 PM by andyP
Hello Andy and Zombiwulf, thanks a lot for your responses. Here is my notebook info: Lenovo 3000 N100, model 0768-6EU-S/N L3xxxxx. I have Windows XP SP3 installed. Please let me know which driver(s) and other stuff I should download , I can do that. Also, if it involves deleting files, please give some brief instructions where I should go to find those files. I am good in downloading stuff from the internet but I am nervous deleting files (had bad experiences last time with my old laptop). I already installed the system update..but it didn't work.
To Zombi, I live in Hillsboro, If this thing still does not work, I may have to see you. Thanks for the nice offer. I will also try to get the wireless information from my laptop per your advise. I just have not had a chance to open up the back side of my laptop yet.
Hopefully this can be fixed soon.. I really want to be able to use the internet wirelessly again. I guess I just need to find those correct drivers.
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08-03-2008 08:32 AM
Just an idea, you might like to try going through your Control Panel (from Start menu) and then selecting Add Hardware (not sure if you've done this already). This should recognise all of the items on your laptop that are present, but not properly installed and it should search for the drivers etc for you. If that doesn't work, I have a 0768, and I have an INTEL PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection - try that as an option for your wireless card.
08-03-2008 12:14 PM
thank you so much. I just did it!!!. I went to the add and remove programs, select "add programs" and it took me to some kind of drivers place. I clicked it and it gives me several drivers (some of them probably wrong drivers I've downloaded earlier this week). I did the system update couple days ago. I thought it didn't work. Maybe it did reinstalled the Intel driver that I need. .All I did was I found the driver that's already been downloaded, it's just not installed yet on my computer. As soon as I installed it, the wireless sign appeared and the light was lit. I am so happy now. Thanks again to Zombiwulf, Andy and Ciaran! Have a nice day! *** Sil