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To kickstart the wireless and make it work again on the nc6120's.

Turn on the computer and hit F10 to go into the BIOS.
Go up under File and choose Restore Defaults.

Save your changes and reboot your OS.
If your using Windows, you should be able to pick a wireless network now.

If you previously had a WEP or WPA pw key set, you may have to re-enter
it again as it was cleared out during the reset.

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HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Jul 29, 2009

Please ensure you backup your Hard drive and get a new hard drive ready for installation. Usually if you get a SMART error, you hard drive is about to fail or showing signs of failure.

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Jul 23, 2009

My friend has a laptop with fingerprint security eyc and forgot a password also and had to format the drive and start over,try that or do a freeware search for programs that help with security issues.Have you gone online to read the manufactures info regarding bypassing security which is most likely a format.

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Jun 25, 2009

You probably need to have a techie install a new d/c jack onto the motherboard. Only about $60us in my market.

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on May 18, 2009

Back up your data frequently as the hard drive will fail soon. When the hard drive fails you need to install a new one and install Windows on the new hard drive to get a fully functioning computer again.

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on May 14, 2009

Most laptops do not have one and clearing the cmos will not help.

Contact HP, they have a master password that can get you in. You may have to fax them proof of ownership to get them to help. I had to do this on a laptop.

Hope this helps

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Apr 30, 2009

Sounds like the hard disk is not able to boot the laptop.
ROM based setup means you need to reset or reconfigure the BIOS.
Assuming the BIOS battery is OK.
This could be because the hard disk itself died, you can remove the disk and attach it to a USB adapter (cheap to purchase) then connect it to another PC. If you can read the disk OK in another PC then you have a motherboard problem.

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Apr 22, 2009

Remove the Battery

Remove the Hard Disk

Remove the DIMM Memory from underneath the Laptop and remove the 2x KEYBOARD screws

Turnover laptop and REMOVE the KEYBOARD by pushing back the 4 x Spring clips between keys "esc" & "F1" - "F4" & "F5" - "F8" & "F9" - "F12" & "DELETE"

Remove the 2nd DIMM Memory and Unclip the Battery from Mainboard.

Leave for 30 minutes then start with mains ONLY no battery or Hard Disk

BIOS NOW RESET including Password

Switch Off and now put all back together

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Mar 28, 2009

you cannot buy a single key - you need to replace the whole keyboard if the error resists.

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Mar 23, 2009

click the link below. if it doesn't work copy and paste the code at the bottom of this post to obtain the document you need. you will need acrobat/adobe reader which can be found at www.adobe.com

once you open the manual the info you need is on page 11. it describes the steps to clearing any cmos info and bios passwords
product manual


HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Mar 23, 2009

  1. Remove the real-time clock (RTC) battery.
  2. Wait approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Replace the RTC battery and reassemble the notebook.
  4. Connect AC power to the notebook. Do not reinsert any battery packs at this time.
  5. Turn on the notebook.

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Mar 10, 2009

This model hp compaq nc6120 pc notebook has NO built-in mic. I read it on the manufactures website in the "reviews" section. But it does have a port where you can connect an external mic and it will work "BEAUTIFULLY" The port is on the right side of the laptop next to the dvd/cd drive.

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Feb 26, 2009

It's probably a bad battery BUT I've noticed this problem pretty often from this model. I would check HP's site for a bios upgrade and I'd also check your warranty status because they just updated they're list of computers that they're extending the warranty on that have the same problem.

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Feb 20, 2009

You may want to search on eBay for a "parts only" model of the same laptop. Be sure to ask the seller if the lcd is functional and/or tested good before bidding.

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Feb 19, 2009

Restore the windows to an earlier date,before you had the problem. 

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Feb 19, 2009

If they can hear your breathing that means that you are not speaking in to the microphone, do a microphone test on the computer and see if you hear your own voice. If you don't the program that your using is set to use wrong sound input and the settings will have to be changed.

What program do you use to speak with others?

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Feb 02, 2009

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