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Low wifi signal after taking mobo out and putting it back in

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May 20, 2012 6:45:03 AM

Hello, I was going to install a new motherboard onto my computer today, but I decided to do it all in one go after the new psu and graphics card arrived. I already removed the old motherboard and psu at that point though, so I placed them back. After turning the computer on everything went fine, but the wifi signal became very low. Usually the signal is a steady 5 bars and after reinstalling the old mobo it became 1 bar. I'm absolutely certain the problem is with the computer and not with the router or any interference. The motherboard has an integrated wifi. What can I do to fix this? Is there a loose plug somewhere? And can you tell me what the integrated wifi looks like? This is my motherboard: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...

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May 21, 2012 3:38:46 AM

I saw another post a little while ago describing the a very similar problem to what you are describing. However, a little more info is necessary to tell for sure. What is the model number of the computer?

Did it come with built in wifi? If so you probably didn't get the antenna plugged in or plugged in correctly. Read throught the following thread to see if it helps to solve your problem. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...
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May 21, 2012 4:27:15 AM

The model number of the computer is h8-1010 by HP. Reading through the linked thread now, it seems like he has the same problem as I do. I also recall unplugging a gold plated connecter with a wire going up to the top of the case. Thanks!
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