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Old November 9th, 2011, 02:29 PM
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Wireless adapter suddenly disabled - win 7

I have a Toshiba satellite A500 laptop, about a year and a half old, win7. Ever since the warranty expired everything started going wrong and spontaneously breaking.

Last night the battery ended its own life, and now it will only run from the mains. As soon as that happened, the wireless adapter also stopped working, behaving as if I'd flicked off the switch at the front. A little red cross is in the bottom corner, saying no connections are available. Troubleshooting the connection tells me the wireless adapter is disabled. If I go into the adapter's properties, it appears enabled, it says the device is working properly, and 'allow windows to disable automatically' in the power options tab is unchecked.

Is there anything else I can try? Would buying a new battery resolve this issue?

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