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Default Wireless adapter keeps disappearing.... - 02-03-2010, 04:43 AM

HIgh all, I'm still alive, and have a huge problem!

My wife and I have had DM9's since release. I have had awesome luck with mine, but my wife's has started to have a MAJOR problem.

About 3 months ago her mini started acting up. She will be using it, sitting on a desk or her lap , using wireless, when all of the sudden the wireless card disapears. Not the connection! But the whole card! The icons go away, it isn't in device manager... nothing.

Restarting doesn't always fix it. My only thought is that the wireless card could be overheating. I reinstalled windows xp and all drivers, fresh from site. I have tried reseating the card and antenna cable. I am at a loss. I am running a test with it on a desk right now to see if it overheats it. There isn't a temp sensor in the wireless card is there? That is accessible?
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