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Broken Ethernet Adapter

Hi, I recently had an accident, in which the ethernet cable was torn from the adapter. After everything was plugged back in, the network would not connect. I thought the cable had snapped, but upon closer inspection, I noticed that the laptop's ethernet port only had 7 of the eight pins raised. So, my question is, is there a way to replace the ethernet adapter, or should I try wiring or something. I'm eager to fix this problem ASAP, any suggestions would be helpful.

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  • TastyPaper Feb 21, 2008

    That's a great idea, I suspected there might be a USB-to-Ethernet sort of thing. I also got a suggestion refering to an ethernet PCI card, which I didn't know about. Thanks a lot, iZen!

  • TastyPaper Feb 21, 2008

    I must be using the wrong name then (wouldn't be the fist time.) I meant the interchangeable card slot on a laptop.

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They sell USB to Ethernet adapters that you can use. If you want to replace the adapter yourself you will have to strip the laptop down to the mother board, then proceed to de-solder then solder the new one back onto the board. You can but the replacement piece from either http://sparepartswarehouse.com if they have your make and model, or you can get it from your laptop's distributer.

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  • Tim Kelso
    Tim Kelso Feb 21, 2008

    Ethernet PCI cards are for Desktops ONLY.

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