04-07-2004 02:05 AM
The laptop has Bluetooth capability, but I don't use it. I use the ethernet port to connect to the network at work. Any idea what might be happening here? It worked fine yesterday and no changes were made. This started happening this morning when I turned the machine on at work.
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04-07-2004 02:13 AM
04-22-2004 09:25 AM
04-22-2004 09:55 AM
Then try re-seating the card.
Should fix the prob.
04-23-2004 01:24 AM
07-07-2004 04:05 PM
07-07-2004 11:20 PM
What you are seeing is on purpose. The BIOS will not boot when 3rd party MiniPCI WLAN cards are put into the nc6000. Only MiniPCI WLAN cards that are approved for the nc6000 will allow the machine to boot.
The previous posters were having a problem with this BIOS functionality with cards that were approved, but malfunctioning.
07-21-2004 12:52 AM
09-26-2004 09:55 PM
The card I am trying to get to work comes from the other HP-Compaq business laptop nx9000, so it can hardly be called â 3rd partyâ
I am quite surprised to find something like 7 different answers regarding the same problem, and that actually none of them solves the pro
09-27-2004 08:35 AM
BIOSLock prevents any WLAN device, including WLAN devices for other HP notebooks, that is not meant for and legally permissible to work with the notebook in question. This feature was put in as a requirement from the various regulatory organization of the countries where HP sells notebooks. This regulatory organizations have asked OEMs to provide a feature to make sure that only approved devices work... HP has done this with BIOSLock.
09-27-2004 11:18 PM
12-06-2005 08:20 PM
1. 180 laptops (NC4000 and NC6000)
2. 1st order 80 mini pci WLAN cards W500. No problems with these cards.
3. 2nd order of 20 cards. More then 30% with the 104 error.
4. 30% replaced cards. about 50% with the same error.
5. that 50% replaced. Still 1 ore 2 cards with the problem.
6. Next order of 10 cards. 50% Failure.
7. And so on. every order has several cards with this problem.
The vendor is repacing these cards without any problem but the time it costes for the users and us at the IT department is getting a bit much.
All the error cards have given the error in two (or more) different laptops. Also the laptops are not the same ones every times. so 80 cards wrk fine. The rest is giving us a lot of problems.
Now the problem does occur mostly when rebooting. But not at every reboot. This morning I had to reboot a known defective card 6 times till the error. (I'm starting to think towards heat...).
Even different BIOS versions does not seem to affect this problem.
I hope someone can help us with this problem.
(Of one singel card revision numbers do varry from card to card and do not seem to make any differance)
SPS# 325525-001 AS# 326757-001
(And the FCC, CE, And other regulatory labels)
If you need to know anything else. Please ask.
09-11-2007 01:52 PM
I don't have 3rd party stuff. The bios has been updated. I did a painful reinstall of windows et al.
I had no problems for a year. Then, just after a windows update...bam. Computer locks up and I get the message on reboot.
I note that if I leave the wireless turn off... no problems. What a pain. A notebook that you can not use wireless on.
09-12-2007 03:39 AM
09-12-2007 05:11 AM
Just to set things REALLY straight... because of all the use of OEM cards, etc... FCC has requested that all notebook manufacturers include lock capability and want that lock capability to be bi-directional... that is platform looks for a specific device and device looks for a specfic platform. HP, et. al has BIOS hackers and device EEPROM hackers to thank for this.
09-12-2007 09:44 AM