Opened it up and found the card. Tried re-seating it but no joy so I have ordered a replacement from Amazon. It is an Intel 4965AGN which seems to be still their current model so have gone for the same again.
Lets hope your laptop isn't HP?
HP and some others only allow you to install their parts, so an amazon part would not work.
This is because some laptop manufacturers setup a bios whitelist which has specified part numbers. The bios rejects anything else and generally the laptop wont boot up until the unspecified parts removed.
Otherwise you should be fine! These things are so easy to replace and I've done it myself before.
A HP intel wifi card is different to a standard intel wifi card. Even if they're the same model. So you have to specifically buy the HP part number.
Edited by ukhardy07 (Wed 01-Aug-12 22:18:06)