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jenkinsde27
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Activate WiFi without keyboard switch

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Hi all,

I had a bad accident with spilling on my computer.  I have an Inspiron N7010.   Some of my keys still work but, unfortunately the switch to allow WiFi doesn't.  Is there any way to turn on WiFi without the keyboard?  I have hooked up a keyboard to my machine to use.  Also, does anyone know if the keyboard can actually be replaced or do I have to get a new computer!!!! 

De - Inspiron N7010,  Windows 7 Home Premium

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somms
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Re: Activate WiFi without keyboard switch

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Hi all,

I had a bad accident with spilling on my computer.  I have an Inspiron N7010.   Some of my keys still work but, unfortunately the switch to allow WiFi doesn't.  Is there any way to turn on WiFi without the keyboard?  I have hooked up a keyboard to my machine to use.  Also, does anyone know if the keyboard can actually be replaced or do I have to get a new computer!!!! 

Not sure about your specific notebook but some Dell notebooks have the option of setting the wireless hotkey to 'NONE' in the bios settings...

  

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Bay Wolf
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Re: Activate WiFi without keyboard switch

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It's fairly easy to change out the keyboard.

<ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>

 

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jenkinsde27
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Re: Activate WiFi without keyboard switch

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Thanks, any idea if I can actually buy a replacement?  I can't find it on the Dell website

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jenkinsde27
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Re: Activate WiFi without keyboard switch

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I state that mine is an Inspiron N7010.  And, I am not well versed in the BIOS, but even if I did change that to 'NONE' my question is how to then turn on the wireless without the keyboard

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Bay Wolf
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Re: Activate WiFi without keyboard switch

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jenkinsde27,

Please edit your signature and remove your Service Tag Number.  It is a violation of the TOU that you agreed to .  If you don't, your posts may be deleted.

 

 

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Bay Wolf
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Thanks, any idea if I can actually buy a replacement?  I can't find it on the Dell website

You can find one here.
http://www.parts-people.com/index.php?action=item&id=8870

 

 

 

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jenkinsde27
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I'm very sorry, I had read the Welcome post and it said to put it in there

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Bay Wolf
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I just didn't want your posts to be deleted.

Did you see the link that I posted for a keyboard?

 

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jenkinsde27
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Yes I did thank you very much --- my immediate problem is my other question though.  I really need to get online and can't do it because the WiFi key doesn't work --

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