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My WiFi won't work after it fell

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by MohammedNazmy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Harrier View Post
    These Guys are good here but they are not magicians.... hehehe

    The cut wire might be the Wifi antenna
    Most of them have the wire for the Camera & Microphone up the same side as the antenna wire in the hinge. The other hinge has the power wire to the Inverter. Yep, he is defiantly FUBAR on this one. Newegg.com has some good prices on some decent Refurb units. They have a Lenovo with an i5 pretty cheap, compared to getting a Celeron at the same price.
    Thank you so much for helping me.
    I think the point is it may cost more to get it fixed than simply replacing it. Plus you don't know what other damage may show up later and cause problems. Good luck no matter what you do.

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  2. #12


    What is it that you're expecting us to do -- repair your laptop from here? You provide no details, no photos of the laptop damage, no descriptions of the wire that was cut, or how it was cut, but yet, you want our help?

    It needs physical repair -- either fix or replace the cut wire -- and for that, you will have to take or send it to a repair facility. There's nothing we can do to repair hardware on a community forum like this.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8.1 x64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MohammedNazmy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Most of them have the wire for the Camera & Microphone up the same side as the antenna wire in the hinge. The other hinge has the power wire to the Inverter. Yep, he is defiantly FUBAR on this one. Newegg.com has some good prices on some decent Refurb units. They have a Lenovo with an i5 pretty cheap, compared to getting a Celeron at the same price.
    Thank you so much for helping me.
    I think the point is it may cost more to get it fixed than simply replacing it. Plus you don't know what other damage may show up later and cause problems. Good luck no matter what you do.
    Thank you so much and I will try to sell it and bring a brand new one
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    What is it that you're expecting us to do -- repair your laptop from here? You provide no details, no photos of the laptop damage, no descriptions of the wire that was cut, or how it was cut, but yet, you want our help?

    It needs physical repair -- either fix or replace the cut wire -- and for that, you will have to take or send it to a repair facility. There's nothing we can do to repair hardware on a community forum like this.
    Please you could just advice me and not to shot lame on me I am just new in the computer world and on this website but also I am very thankful for you
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Drop a laptop, not good. Wires are small, tons of ribbon connections. You dropped it that bad, it will give you problems from now on. My honest input.

    Even you fix that wire probably other problems will follow. Those fine, braided wires are almost impossible to repair.

    Can search for a replacement cable.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1 x64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Drop a laptop, not good. Wires are small, tons of ribbon connections. You dropped it that bad, it will give you problems from now on. My honest input.

    Even you fix that wire probably other problems will follow. Those fine, braided wires are almost impossible to repair.
    Thank you so much for the help
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