Urgent problem! Please help!! Watch
I put the battery back in and there appeared to be no physical damage. When I started it up I was taken straight to the BIOS screen where I loaded default values and restarted.
Now, everything seems fine BUT my wireless LAN connection is no longer working. Windows can't detect any problems - basically nothing is coming up in the wireless networks window (normally there are 3 or 4, including my house's own network).
Is this due to physical damage which would need to be repaired, or is there something I can do to fix it?
It's urgent because I really need access to the internet at the moment...
To remove it, move the little clips parralel to the board untill the card spring up into a 45degree position. Slide it out at 45 degress. Slide it back in and puch it down over the clips.
The speakers have gone very, very quite too...
However, its quite possible that all that happened is a couple of cables have been moved or disconnected. But, you need someone confident looking at laptops to have a look at it.
It was a government-paid laptop so I expect it's made by the cheapest manufacturer...
I have a similar problem with my desktop PC whenever I open it up and change anything inside. It sorts itself out once the PC and wireless access point are left switched off overnight.
In the meantime I just use a long ethernet cable to connect to my network.
Have a look in you manual to see if you have anything like that which will turn it off.