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Windows 7: Network Adapters gone after MS update

19 Sep 2010   #11


Breaking the loctite on the wrong screw on the bottom of your laptop would probably void the warranty, so if you're worried about that, send it in to be fixed. That's the best advice I can give you.
I could fix it if I had it sitting in front of me, but I doubt I could walk you through it here.
I'm not even going to try to explain how to find the CMOS battery, cause I don't know where it is on that model, but if you're willing to give it a try check under the removable panels on the bottom, then check under the keyboard. Make sure you disconnect the main battery and the AC adapter 1st. If you find it, disconnect the CMOS battery, short out the pins the wires leading from it are connected to and hold down the power button for at least a minute. Then reassemble everything and power up. If the system time hasn't changed, you'll have to repeat the process and then leave the CMOS battery disconnected for at least a week, unless you find the right capacitors on the MOBO itself.. and even that won't guarantee it.

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19 Sep 2010   #12
Jason Carlton

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Nevermind. A system recovery has seemingly done the trick (for now).
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20 Sep 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

With most laptops there is a hole in the side which allows you to clear the cmos. The system recovery must have found some overwritten or corrupted files and fixed them which is a standard fix for this sort of problem. Glad you have it working again.
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