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Cool Dell Netbook received from Vodafone but u/s - 11-15-2008, 02:57 PM

I received my Dell Netbook from Vodafone this morning.

It all looked well until I tried to get the Vodafone 3G Connection operating correctly. I could not get a signal to show.
The 3G device was being seen by the computer but was not operating correctly.

I called Vodafone, but because I purchased on-line I had to ring a different number. Their office is only open Mon-Fri...I was very disapointed....

After 2 hours on the phone waiting in the queue etc I decided to take a look under the bonnet..

I found the problem, the White Power Supply wire connected to the 3G card was not connected. I refitted it and hey presto it worked.

Something to look for if you have the same problem...I am sure my netbook won't be the only one with the problem


Dell Mini 9: Black, WinXP, 1GB RAM, 8GB SSD, Vodafone 3G Built in (This is cool). 250GB USB HDD, 4GB SD Card. ITunes, Office 2007, Blackberry Desktop software.
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Default Re: Dell Netbook received from Vodafone but u/s - 12-01-2008, 09:26 AM

that "White Power Supply wire" is actually the antenna. Thats why you were getting no signal.
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Default Re: Dell Netbook received from Vodafone but u/s - 12-01-2008, 08:01 PM

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that "White Power Supply wire" is actually the antenna. Thats why you were getting no signal.
Exactly, otherwise there is no way it would know it was there if it didn't have power.
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