If all the voltages match, your LED is fixable. Any of the following solutions should suffice to make the wireless card useable. The solution is to connect the ground GND to the pin Also, this procedure can render your card useless, but that’s better than bricking your laptop. Matthew Garrett rewrote the code to provide more error checking. This way you will know if this apply to your card and if it can be fixed this way.

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Please proceed with caution! Views Read View source View history. There are many ways to accomplish this. If you successfully attach it, you have to connect the other end to the ground.

This way you will know if this apply to your card and if it can be fixed this way. Do this fix ONLY if you know broadcom bcm94318mpg mini pci windows what you are doing and at your own risk! Matthew Garrett rewrote the code to provide more error checking. This page was last modified on broadcom bcm94318mpg mini pci windows Julyat However, since the new RF Silent input signal is active low, grounding the card side will tell it to turn itself off.

This minni happen with all unauthorized cards. Newer cards may no longer provide the necessary negative signal there to drive the LED. This page has been accessedtimes. Therefore, make bgoadcom you understood the problem described here and made all the measurements carefully.

Led doesn’t work after all. This page is for Atheros-based cards and HP notebooks, but it bccm94318mpg to Thinkpads as well. Please feel free to add systems if you have had personal success or failure. Keep this in mind when “faking” other models.

Before you apply any fixes, be sure to check the voltage between pin broadcom bcm94318mpg mini pci windows and ground can be found for example on the MiniPCI latch arms – it should give you about 3. The operating system can see this condition: Also, this procedure can render your card useless, but that’s better than bricking your laptop.

This information has been added by users. BIOS by cmuelasl updated using preinstalled Windows 7.

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You have been warned. One which doesn’t require any soldering minj to mask pin 13 on the card with a cellophane tape and use about 3cm of thin wire to connect pin 13 of the connector to the ground.

This does not make the wireless card work, but it may allow you to boot the computer normally. The complete instructions for this procedure are here.

Any of the following solutions should suffice to make the wireless card useable. Therefore some newer WiFi cards use one of the signals originally meant for LEDs broadcom bcm94318mpg mini pci windows implement the “radio kill” switch input. All the mentioned pins are on the upper side so it’s quite easy to get to them with a multimeter. The solution is to connect the ground GND to the pin Navigation menu Personal tools Log in.

However, this doesn’t work on my Thinkpad Broadcom bcm94318mpg mini pci windows Retrieved from ” https: Finally, make sure that the wire doesn’t touch anything else and doesn’t stand out too much, it must not touch the touchpad electronics when you put the palmrest back on.

If necessary, the pin on the card can be taped over with film or painted over with nail polish to block electrical connection. Without taping there will be no error but it won’t mnii. Check if the wire is centered on the pad and try pulling bc9m4318mpg but not too hard to see if it holds.

Further modifications were needed to eliminate the error. Place one end of broadcom bcm94318mpg mini pci windows wire on the masked pad and insert the card into the slot. If your LED is not working, the problem could be the pin