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Sorry if this is in the wrong forum!

Windows 8 laptop got overheated from sitting in the sun and being used. At first it wouldn't turn on, but then it was left alone to cool and it opened up and such seemingly normally. But now it won't connect to the internet and says there are no available connections. The other computers and phones are fine, though. Is there something that can be done or such?
 

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Try not to keep the laptop in the sun... overheating will lead to the battery failing and expand... like this:

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Not good indeed - you don't want that thing to explode! Batteries tend to be around $100 depending on the vendor so it's not cheap to replace. Some vendors will replace them for free depending on age.

As to the issue in itself... can you confirm what make/model this machine is? Some laptops have a switch or a button that turns on / off the wireless.

Also I believe if you click right click on the wireless icon you can choose troubleshoot problems and if it is due to the wireless being turned off, it should prompt you for it.
 
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