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Posted 06 September 2011 - 06:37 AM
Posted 06 September 2011 - 11:17 AM
You need to provide information about your computer is it a custom build
or brand name such as Dell or HP if it is provide the model name or series
number (not serial) this will enable us to help you better.
Posted 06 September 2011 - 01:12 PM
Posted 06 September 2011 - 03:31 PM
Go into device manager (Start > Run > devmgmt.msc) and see if you see a Network adapter like so..
If it's a PCI card, it might have come loose.
Posted 06 September 2011 - 06:06 PM
Posted 06 September 2011 - 06:31 PM
Take a look at the back of your computer. Where is the CAT5 receptacle? Is it in the upper left looking at it from the back or is it on a silver/gray metal strip that runs horizontally more towards the bottom of your computer?
If it's the latter, power down the computer, unplug the power cord from the power supply and take the side cover. The nic card might have come loose. It will be held on my a phillips screw. Unscrew it and pull it out then put it back in securely and reattach the screw.
"Nic" on mobo (Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet LAN Port)...
If it's the former, the mobo is probably damaged from the fall and the only solution is to replace it.
If you have spare PCI slots...
Buy a new nic card and install it and use that. They are very cheap...like $12.
Edited by skifxr, 06 September 2011 - 06:36 PM.
Posted 06 September 2011 - 07:24 PM
Posted 06 September 2011 - 07:28 PM
Posted 06 September 2011 - 07:41 PM
They are pretty much all the same. You just need 1.
Actually I found one at bestbuy.com but don't know if it's online only. Only $14.99. http://www.bestbuy.c...7&skuId=3863251
Here's one at Newegg for $6.99: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16833166004
Edited by skifxr, 06 September 2011 - 07:44 PM.
Posted 06 September 2011 - 10:16 PM
Posted 07 September 2011 - 12:49 AM
nm, found it. Its a T5212. Looking for a manual...
If you nic is like the middle picture in my post there wont be any screws. It's built into the motherboard. Maybe it cracked a solder joint when it fell.
Just open up the case and see if you have spare PCI slots and if so buy a standalone card.
Edited by skifxr, 07 September 2011 - 12:54 AM.
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