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removing wireless adapter ..problem?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by andyh3, Feb 16, 2005.

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  1. andyh3

    andyh3 Thread Starter

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    can removing the wireless adapter card from your pc while running damage the card and/or computer?

    I have a D-Link wireless card and it no longer works (my wife said she hit it...but i think is was removed). We i bought it from the store the guy said to shut it down before removing it...is this true? and how can it be fixed? or is my computer f-up?

    thanks!
     
  2. hermes

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    I take mine out and reinsert it all the time on my laptop (XP) and it has never been a problem. If it has been whacked hard while inserted then it may well be the cause as it has happened to a colleague of mine recently. Any chance you could try it in another PC? It may be the actual connector inside the machine that has been damaged. Try another card in the same slot if possible, it can be any card, and you can ascertain whether it is the crd, the slot or something unconnected.

    As a start, look to see if any of the pins from the device have broken off inside the wireless card as this is how my colleagues problem manifested itself.
     
  3. andyh3

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    thanks for the info! There are no pins stuck in the card. I will try to bring my laptop to the store and try another card.
     
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