Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but this is driving me nuts.
First, a little background. I got a laptop for 25 bucks because it had some problems. I fixed it, then bought some upgrades. Memory, new wireless card, etc. I installed the memory, but the bios did not see it all, so I updated the bios to the most current one. Bam, all memory there. Then I removed the original wireless card and installed the new one. Booted up, then got the error "104-Unsupported wireless network device detected."
It does this because there is a whitelist of accepted wireless cards embedded in the bios. Only these specific cards can be used. Any other card installed and the laptop will not boot.
Lots of research later I found a couple websites explaining how to modify the bios to either remove the whitelist or add the new wireless card to the whitelist. I tried it, and bricked the laptop. Lots more research later I found a way to recover the bios. So I did.
I tried again, adding my wireless card to the bios. I flashed it again, and it bricked again. Recovered it again, tried again, and it bricked again.
I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. I followed the guide exactly, or rather as exactly as I could, because it is for a different laptop.
Anyone here have any experience doing this? Any suggestions? I really want to use this laptop, but the original wireless card does not work and having it tethered to the LAN sucks.
Here are the websites I used:http://www.rechner.org/b1800_bios.htmlhttp://www.richud.com/HP-Pavilion-104-Bios-Fix/