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Network cable stopped being recognized

I've used this computer with a cat5 connection to the router for years.  The other day it just stopped recognizing the connection and says "a network cable is unplugged"  Other computers get internet just fine from the same cable.

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Rj45 (cat5) sockets have 8 internal tensioned wire prongs, (six are used for cat5 ethernet)
use weakens the tension and they can be dislodged sideways vertically or disconnected from the internal cabling. Likewise solder connnections to the motherboard fail.
a possible fix is to power down the pc, and with a jewellers screwdriver ensure that all the internal wires are present, straight, aligned, and protruding across the opening.
If there are missing wires(broken) then the rj45 socket shoould be replaced at your local pc store, (not walmart)network cable stopped being recognized - a796c91.jpg

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HAI, THE CABLE DRIVERS ARE CORUPTED .UNINSTAL THE INTERNET SETTING AND CREATE NEW ONE THAT WILL WORK.

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