Not Connecting to Internet after removing laptop screen

By CchrisS
Mar 30, 2009
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  1. Well i broke the inverter on my laptop, so i decided i would detach the screen and just play from a working extra monitor i had around. After i had removed the screen, i started to get that "Limited or no Connectivity" message. I did ipconfig/renew, release, all that crap. Well now i can connect, but i get 5mbps....

    Is it possible i screwed up some hardware when i detached the screen?

    Its a Dell Vostro 1000
    I'm on a wireless network obviously, the router is like 10 feet away from me..

    please help
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,674   +152

    Did you physically remove the entire LCD screen, or just disconnect it? Sometimes the wireless antenna is part of the internal LCD frame. You could have broken or damaged the wireless antenna
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