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WLAN adapter no longer recognized by laptop

\015 My HP Pavilion tx 2000 (with Vista 64-bit) no longer recognizes my WLAN network adapter (Broadcom a/b/g). Nothing recognizes that it exists--it's no longer listed on Device Manager, HP Wireless Assistant says I have no wireless network adapter installed, and no wireless networks show up on my Networks and Sharing. It's not just disabled or turned off, it's like it's not there at all. It worked fine before.I tried all the obvious things like downloading and installing a newer driver, updating BIOS, and software updates, reseating the card, turning the wireless switch off and on. I saw somewhere that you can enable or disable the wireless adapter in BIOS settings, but I don't see that there in the menus as an option (maybe it doesn't know I have a WLAN adapter either).I've been trying HP customer support, but they keep sending me to their help page and suggesting the same things I've already tried.The only thing I can think of left would be to replace the card, but I hate to buy one and try installing it without even knowing if that's the problem. Does anyone have any ideas?\015

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We had this same problem too with an HP TX2000 and we tried all the usual things too of updating all the drivers, removing, reinstalling etc etc. We were then getting the signal sometimes and not other times. What appears to have helped was some advice we saw to temporarilly take out the battery and hold the start button for 20 seconds to discharge the capacitor. However, the simplest solution has proved not to put the battery in at all when using wireless at all, and we seem to be able to see wireless networks always. I know it sounds bizarro and is.

My IT friend and I after 3 1/2 hours of phutzing around have soem ideas abour why this might be the case. Firstly this is running the AMD chip which according to other sources seems to be the only one with this problem. Second this computer has a history of over heating. I was also wondering if the battery charger is over heating the computer and is next to the wireless module on the motherboard??? I will leave that up to someone else to work out.

Best Brian
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