Having problems with your HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook ?

Where do I start? HP dv4000 is the worst laptop

\015 Where do I start? HP dv4000 is the worst laptop ever. Right side speaker blew out after a few months. Hard drive died and had to be replaced in less than a year. DVD player has never worked properly. Can't burn CD's either because the CD/DVD drive just disconnects from the laptop if it runs for more than 5 minutes (also hard to install new software unless it's quick!). Cheap power cord died and had to buy a generic/universal replacment. Wireless card simply stopped picking up any wireless signals so I'm always hard-wired to the internet. The fan doesn't seem very good because the laptop get REALLY hot to the touch. It takes FOREVER to boot up and shut down. And it's just slower than molasses. The top issues I'd like to resolve? Wireless card/connectivity. Any suggestions or drivers that I can reinstall that will bring it back online? Any other suggestions for fixing the long list of problems above are appreciated too. Thanks.\015

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I feel your pain....actuall am tired of rebuilding them, I feel you are lucky in one sense....your still manages to start. Try this for your wireless problems. May be short term but you never know.
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\015\012Windows WiFi Fix,
\015\012Windows Zero Wireless Configuration is one of the best programs to run a WiFi in Windows XP or Vista. Most of the other software packages that come with the different adapters have been poor at best in keeping a connection through Windows. Here is the best guide to get you back up and connected.
\015\012Windows XP:
\015\012Click Start
Right click on My Computer
When a window pops up click on properties
Click on the Hardware tab
Click Device Manager
Click the [+] next to Network Adapters
Find your wireless card and right click on it.
Click Disable
Windows may warn you that disabling the device may make it stop functioning.
Continue disabling the device.
Wait 30 seconds or so.
Right click on your wireless again and click Enable.
Exit the device manager.
Reconnect to your router.
You should now be able to connect to the internet.

Windows Vista:

Click Start Logo
Right Click Computer
Click Device Manager
Windows will ask you about opening Device Manager Click Continue
Click the [+] next to Network Adapters
Find your wireless card and right click on it.
Click Disable
Windows may warn you that disabling the device may make it stop functioning.
Continue disabling the device.
Wait 30 seconds or so.
Right click on your wireless again and click Enable.
Exit the device manager.
Reconnect to your router.
You should now be able to connect to the internet.

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