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GhostWing27
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Mom dropped my X41 ThinkPad IBM/Lenovo laptop now the wireless icon has disappeared.

As said above, mom dropped it on the floor, since then, I can't activate the wireless and I get the error message saying that Lenovo Wireless adapters (802.11. WAN or Bluetooth) are not installed on this system. Now, I have taken the easy to remove panel off and everything looked fine, but then again I don't exactly know where to find the wireless card at and I've installed various Lenovo drivers and software downloads but none have worked, I've also restarted numerous time and I still get NO wireless. Please help?

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Re: Mom dropped my X41 ThinkPad IBM/Lenovo laptop now the wireless icon has disappeared.

Wireless card should be under the panel. You should try to re-seat it.

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GhostWing27
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Re: Mom dropped my X41 ThinkPad IBM/Lenovo laptop now the wireless icon has disappeared.

Tried it, it still didn't work.

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Re: Mom dropped my X41 ThinkPad IBM/Lenovo laptop now the wireless icon has disappeared.

Does the X41 have a wireless enable/disable toggle switch? Maybe that's damaged, or it could be the motherboard or the wireless card itself...
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| X220 i7-2620M | 12.5" HD IPS | Intel 180GB SSD | Crucial 480GB mSATA SSD | 8GB DDR3 | Intel 7260 AC |
| X260 i7-6600U | 12.5" FHD IPS | Samsung 860Pro 512GB SSD | 16GB DDR4 | Intel 8260 AC |
GhostWing27
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Re: Mom dropped my X41 ThinkPad IBM/Lenovo laptop now the wireless icon has disappeared.

The toggle for wireless is Fn+F5, there's no other way to turn it on or off.

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Re: Mom dropped my X41 ThinkPad IBM/Lenovo laptop now the wireless icon has disappeared.

Cheapest solution for you right now is probably a wireless PC card, unless you want to find a used replacement for your wireless card. I'm not sure if IBM whitelisted cards back in the day or not. If not, you could get any Mini-PCI wireless card, if not, you'll have to stick to the exact part number (FRU) of the card that's in your machine now.
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| X220 i7-2620M | 12.5" HD IPS | Intel 180GB SSD | Crucial 480GB mSATA SSD | 8GB DDR3 | Intel 7260 AC |
| X260 i7-6600U | 12.5" FHD IPS | Samsung 860Pro 512GB SSD | 16GB DDR4 | Intel 8260 AC |

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