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Toshiba Satellite notebook: wireless switch button F8 is not working

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April 24, 2011 8:40:38 PM

Hi, can you please help me, my toshiba satellite notebook A135-S4427, F8 (wireless switch button) is not working, regardless of pressing Fn + F8 and clicking the touch pad,contacted my verizon wireless provider, said the set up is ready , but there is nothing they can do about the F8 wireless switch button, is there any way to by pass this button to set my wireless switch on

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a c 572 D Laptop
April 24, 2011 10:20:50 PM
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Hello 07delta;

The Fn+F8 switch won't work if the WiFi hardware switch on the front of the laptop isn't set to ON first.
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a c 572 D Laptop
April 24, 2011 10:24:13 PM


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April 25, 2011 9:33:48 AM

oops, I make that mistake sometimes too lol
May 3, 2011 9:35:09 PM

07delta said:
Hi, can you please help me, my toshiba satellite notebook A135-S4427, F8 (wireless switch button) is not working, regardless of pressing Fn + F8 and clicking the touch pad,contacted my verizon wireless provider, said the set up is ready , but there is nothing they can do about the F8 wireless switch button, is there any way to by pass this button to set my wireless switch on



Hi WR2,

Thank you, thank you so much, really appreciate, little did I know that little microscopic little knob in front of my laptop
was doing the trouble after moving that knob on it works right away, saves me maybe a hundred buck to computer
shop for repair, God bless you guys,
May 3, 2011 9:35:53 PM

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January 4, 2013 10:00:02 AM

Can you give us more information and/or image of the knob. We have gone over our laptop and can't find it. Is it near the volume? We can only find the light there. We have a L550.
January 19, 2013 4:54:10 AM

TennilleO said:
Can you give us more information and/or image of the knob. We have gone over our laptop and can't find it. Is it near the volume? We can only find the light there. We have a L550.


I have a solution that i found on the net. I had the same problem except, my satellite was brand new, and even when i would use the function keys, nothing would work. So, first disconnect your laptop from power, remove the battery, and press the power up button while holding it down for atleast 30 seconds. i know it sounds weird, but that's what i thought at first, and it worked. Ofcourse while holding down the power button, nothing will come on as there is no power source. after you're done, put the battery back on and connect the laptop to power, then switch on the laptop, your wifi should be working. Although, you should always have the battery atleast half, or connect the laptop to power when using wifi. however, that's how i dealt with it. Hope it helps and works. post back if it does
January 28, 2013 3:26:04 PM

hasi_12 said:
I have a solution that i found on the net. I had the same problem except, my satellite was brand new, and even when i would use the function keys, nothing would work. So, first disconnect your laptop from power, remove the battery, and press the power up button while holding it down for atleast 30 seconds. i know it sounds weird, but that's what i thought at first, and it worked. Ofcourse while holding down the power button, nothing will come on as there is no power source. after you're done, put the battery back on and connect the laptop to power, then switch on the laptop, your wifi should be working. Although, you should always have the battery atleast half, or connect the laptop to power when using wifi. however, that's how i dealt with it. Hope it helps and works. post back if it does



Can't believe it but this crazy solution actually worked for my Toshiba Satellite A665-S6050. I'm stunned.
February 3, 2013 8:37:19 PM

hasi_12 said:
I have a solution that i found on the net. I had the same problem except, my satellite was brand new, and even when i would use the function keys, nothing would work. So, first disconnect your laptop from power, remove the battery, and press the power up button while holding it down for atleast 30 seconds. i know it sounds weird, but that's what i thought at first, and it worked. Ofcourse while holding down the power button, nothing will come on as there is no power source. after you're done, put the battery back on and connect the laptop to power, then switch on the laptop, your wifi should be working. Although, you should always have the battery atleast half, or connect the laptop to power when using wifi. however, that's how i dealt with it. Hope it helps and works. post back if it does



I have no idea how it worked .. but it WORKED on my sattelite A655 .. Thanks!!!


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February 4, 2013 11:52:09 PM

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