11-26-2014 08:28 AM
As I can find no help with this particular issure anywhere online I'll try posting here.
I got the following 1802 failure message twice today on my ThinkPad (Edge E540) without having done anything to it (I know a lot of people get the message when they try to change the network card):
1802: Unauthorized network car dis plugged in - Power off and remove the network card (8086/08B1/0006/0000).
(I'm not quite sure about the last numbers - I had to make a shoddy screenshot with a cell phone)
I got the failure message twice (turning the laptop off and on again) and then the laptop started without problems. I checked with both Win 8 diagnostics and the Lenovo Solution Center but the status is: laptop's running just fine. All software is up to date (otherwise I might have been looking for a solution there) and, therefore, I'm clueless.
My questions are:
1) What can cause this particular problem?
2) How can I prevent it from happening? Is there a solution (an easy-to-follow one for the laywoman)?
3) Am I supposed to panic right now? Is the unprovoked appearance of this problem a sign that I should backup the whole machine asap and start looking for a new one (which would leave me pissed as my ThinkPad has been in use for meager 9 months)?
I'm grateful for any help, piece of advice or insight that you can give me.