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Possibly got a faulty Ethernet port on my hands

Q: Possibly got a faulty Ethernet port on my hands

A few days ago I upgraded my PCs motherboard, from a MSI Z370 PC Pro, to a Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon (also MSI), at first there was no issues at all, until a few days after, my Ethernet speeds were dropping randomly.

One minute Ill have perfect internet speeds over ethernet (my normal speeds of 200mbps), then the next my download will be almost 0 mbps, while upload speeds are fine. This happens randomly, isnt fixed by a reboot, and Ive found no way to fix it. Ive tried the following troubleshooting:

Tried different Ethernet cables
Tried a different PC, and tested the speeds over WiFi (to see if it was my internet)
Removed and reinstalled the Ethernet drivers (once for each source: MSI site, Intel site and Windows device manager/update)
Assigning manual/static IP configuration within windows
Resetting BIOS
Updated BIOS

I should also mention that after the BIOS update (which did complete successfully) my 8600k was not being detected, I spent a few hours troubleshooting this and in the end what fixed it was either reseating the CPU power cable (wasnt an issue until the BIOS update however) or resetting the CMOS (Im leaning to this) But the core thing here is another issue seen is a CPU not being detected for a short period of time

As of now I cant think of anything else to try with troubleshooting the Ethernet port, and I am leaning towards an RMA. If anyone needs any more info about my specs I can provide them.

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Preferred Solution: Possibly got a faulty Ethernet port on my hands

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


Hi, I decided to speed up my laptop by replacing almost unused ODD with a new SSD drive so mounted the disk into adaptive frame and plugged into the DVDR slot. Firstly everything looked up fine but after further attempts to clone old drive or install brand new Windows from bootable pendrive this new drive started behave unpredictably, ie. give errors, freeze, timeout partitioning operations or even wasnot visible as connected physical device case by case.
I firstly suspected the drive self so sent it to RMA, but the seller returned it with no hardware fault found. So now the surmise lies on faulty SATA subsystem. Since original HDD connected to SATA port #1 operates alltime without issues the possibly failing part is the SATA port #2 or SATA cable.
I will appreciate a solution to have flawlessly working SSD and possibly also keeping the old plate harddrive to retain storage space for less speed critical data
I.e. any chance to make working the problematic 2nd SATA channel, swap the ports, but then probably the old drive will be the one not stable. In the last resort I can try to change the SATA cable, but don't know which type I can use and if it's replaceable at all. Thanks for any good advices.

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Late yesterday afternoon, a momentary power outage from overall area electrical usage from the high temperatures outside, has resulted in my computer's ethernet port (connected to high speed cable) to stop or at best very briefly at times intermittently working. This happened even with everything plugged into a surge protector, even the cable modem coaxial cable. A second computer connected through the same service (Cox) which was not powered up at the time of the power outage is working fine for Internet. I contacted Cox technical support who were helpful, and we found the cable modem is working fine from their tests. I also connected a cell phone to the first computer (dialup speed) and it is working fine.

How can I run a diagnostic test on the built-in 10/100 Ethernet port (not a card) to confirm their is a hardware problem, other than doing this thru Mozilla or IE and find I am not connecting to web pages, before I schlep this machine to the authorized repair shop which is reputable and does good work from my experience some distance away? Some info on the computer with the connectivity problems:
* Windows 98SE PC.
* Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 laptop. It is five years old, but in my opinion it is worth replacing the Ethernet (unless more than $500), as really simply do not have time to go shopping for and set up a new computer with extra work hours, a long commute, and other things going on personally until have a significant chunk of time off during the holidays la... Read more

A:How do I run a diagnostic test on a possibly damaged Ethernet port?

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Hi guys,

My spec:
1. motherboard - gigabyte ga-z77x-d3h
2. RAM - 8Gb Corsair CML8GX3M2A1600C9
3. Graphics Card - msi gtx 780 twin frozr overclock
4. PSU - Corsair 650 txm
5. Windows 7
6. 128G SSD HD
8. CPU - i7 3770k

PC been fine for almost 2 years, haven't changed anything for the past 2 weeks, i.e. no new hardware or software or windows update.
I was away for a few days, went back home.
Hard crashed within few minutes (i.e. ctrl-alt-del didn't work).
Windows reported blue-screen error.
Looked around in safe mode, device manager showed problem with graphics card.
Disabled graphics card.
Re-started windows looked ok except all graphics related programs, still in 1080p.
Went bought a new graphics card.
Put in the graphics card.
Clean installed the graphics driver.
Worked fine for a few hours.
Same problems again (crashing, problem with graphics card in device manger .... etc).
Then all the graphical output started to deteriorate.
Windows can no longer run in 1080p, the same in Ubuntu 12.04, still normal in BIOS.
Then the problematic output spreaded to the screen before the Operating systems start, i.e. in the option page to choose whether to go to the safe mode.

I took some pictures to demonstrate the problem

Performed the memtest86+ and no error was reported.

Any advice/suggestion appreciated.
Many thanks!!

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Everytime i try to either go on msn messenger, Play wow or something my internet connection is strange. I either get random dcs. Or my computer freezes. (Crashes randomly). I think it could possibly be the drivers. But i only updated them the other week. Any suggestions?

Note : Internet disconnects for 30 seconds once the phone line rings. Disconnects on World of Warcraft just randomly can happen every 30 seconds or every 5-6 hours. I can log straight back in tho.

Router, Ethernet - ZyXel - P660H Series. I believe.
I'm not sure of my IP I will post if it's needed.

Any other information required please just ask. I would like to solve this. I think it could be that the drivers arn't possibly installed and causing games to randomly crash/dc but im not 100% sure about the phone line situation. If anyone could help me with this i will be very thankfull.

And as a reply to my last topic which was closed regarding my router dcing at 10:30 as a Curfue. The reason i want it turned off is that my parents split up. (Mum and Stepdad). Mum isn't a computer geek and knows nothing of computers. Stepdad works for a programming company and refuses to take the restriction off even tho he doesn't live here anymore. Is it possible to get help for this aswell?. I repeat. ZyXEL P660H Series i believe.

Help with this would be fantastic. Thank you.

-Kindest Regards.

A:Internet Connection possibly faulty?

The line disconnections when the phone rings screams of bad or missing DSL filters. It could also simply be poor quality phone wiring in the house. I'd start by making sure all the filters are properly installed on EVERY piece of equipment connected to the phone line EXCEPT the DSL modem.

As far as the parental restrictions on the router, we do not help with stuff like that. Obviously, we only have your word that this would be "ok" with your parent(s) now. See the TSG Rules about lost password help, this falls under the same restriction. Once again, please do not ask for help with this particular issue here again.

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Hello. I've been trying to use Paragon migrate to move Windows 7 from HDD to SSD. Apparently there is something wrong with my "boot records of partitions" according to Paragon tech support and that is why Migrate doesn't do the job. They want me to use the following on my HDD to try and fix it.

- Create Windows 7 Repair Disc (Control Panel - Backup & Restore - Create a system repair disc)
- Select Use recovery tools and then select Recovery console from recovery tools menu
- type the next commands:
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
bootsect /nt60 all
My question is, can that mess my booting of Windows in any way, as thus far my Windows 7 work fine? Is there a way to check the health of "boot records of partitions" without these commands, as I fear it will just replace it and that might cause Windows be unstable. Please advise. Thank you.

A:Boot record partition is possibly faulty

In my opinion if it is booting now do not fix it.If it is a brand name system it could have up to four partitions some of which are non standard. If that is the case running fixmbr could cause the system recovery to stop working. Using the system repair disc you should be able to run chkdsk /f safely. If you suspect bad sectors one the drive try to clone it first or at least backup your data.What brand of SSD is it. Intel for example makes a free download to clone to their SSD. Intel® Data Migration Software (Only for Intel SSD drives)The Intel® Data Migration Software simplifies the moving of the contents of your old storage device to your new Intel® Solid-State Drive.Intel® Data Migration SoftwareThe Intel® Data Migration Software simplifies the moving of the contents of your old storage device to your new Intel® Solid-State Drive.Seagate and Western digital make cloneing software available that should work. They also will only run if you have their brand of drive in the system.Seagatehttp://www.seagate.com/support/internal-hard-drives/enterprise-hard-drives/savvio-15k/discwizard-master-dl/Data MigrationIf you are upgrading and want to migrate your data from the old drive to the new drive we provide DiscWizard as an option. Check out our instructional video on how to use DiscWizard to replace your hard drive.Western Digitalhttp://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp?swid=119&wdc_lang=enAcronis True Image WD EditionAcronis True Image W... Read more

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This is my computer: CyberpowerPC Stealth Raider 250 Desktop PC Intel Core i7 4790 (3.6GHz) 16GB DDR3 2TB HDD Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit - Newegg.com

I got this computer in November. I didn't used to have issues, but in the past two days my computer has been dying while gaming. It doesn't blue screen, it goes straight to a black screen and I have to hold down the power button to power it off and restart. Sometimes, when I restart the computer, there will be a BSOD notification (as in, the little window popping up just to let me know something happened), but not always. This culminated today in something like 3 crashes in a row within minutes of each other, and then I was unable to even see my screen as in when I turned it back on the computer's lights came on and its fans were running but there was no output to my monitor. I opened it up and tightened any connections (nothing was really loose) and tried again and this time it powered up, hence me being able to post this. My power supply is 450W and I'm thinking maybe that it just can't handle my gaming and I should replace it with a 600W supply, but obviously don't want to do that without being sure that's the problem.
I looked at the dump files and I saw they mentioned my graphics driver but I have kept it up to date.

It's within the one year warranty so perhaps I should just send it back.

Thanks for all your help.

A:Repeated crashing, possibly faulty power supply?


well according to the graphic card spesifications should be using a 500 watt power supply but i personaly would want something in the 600 watt range and with a good make like seasonic or XFX power supply. but wait for a BSOD expert to comment on your thread.

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Hello people,

I installed a new SeaSonic 430W 80+ Bronze S12II-430 in my friends' computer. When I plugged the machine in and touched the chassis, I got zapped. I disconnected everything, looked inside the box, to make sure I had installed the motherboard and connected everything properly (no extra screw-holder thingies in the mobo panel, for instance). It all looked good. I then connected the power cord to the PSU, and leaving the switch off, touched the box with an electric screwdriver (and to verify my findings also with my bear hand....) to find it was live, alright, got zapped again.

Now, if the power switch is off, the PSU shouldn't be giving any power to any components within the computer, right? So, can I safely deduce that the PSU is faulty and return it to the store?


A:Solved: Possibly faulty PSU - I get zappoed touching the chassis

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I've had trouble connecting to my own internet and have no wireless. I'm using my neighbor's wireless and it's really slowing her's down.

I've tried restarting my laptop (it usually works) and then reinstalled the device under "device manager". It's not the cord, I've checked with my neighbor's laptop and it works fine.

I use a Sony Vaio VGN-NS140E with Windows Vista SP2. I'm not sure what other information to give.

Any suggestions welcome!

{ipconfig /all} This is while I only have an ethernet plugged in and no wifi connection.
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : FairyHo
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-5D-E2-19-50
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . .... Read more

A:Solved: Ethernet Port doesn't recognize ANY ethernet cord

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So I'm having problems with corrupt downloads. This only happens with large downloads like games(500mb+). Although i can download large video files perfectly(usually 1.5gigs). I usually try to get games like granado espada via bittorrent so i can repair the download but it always comes out corrupt no matter how many times i repair it. I had a friend test the torrent and it worked fine for him(we're both on vista 64). Doesn't matter whether I get the games from bittorrent or sites like fileplanet or gamershell, they all download corrupt even though the files are good. So I started to google corrupt downloads and such. Found some possible hardware and software solutions. So I reinstalled vista ultimate 64(needed to anyways XD). That didn't work obviously. Thought it could be the memory so I decided to run memtest86+ and it returned 0 errors after 12 passes. I ran check disk thinking it might just be my hard disk corrupting data( 0 errors there). So I then went to my ethernet adapter and made sure the drivers where up-to-date and they were. Then I did a ping and traceroute test and got no packet loss or anything. So I came to the final solution i found and that is to get another ethernet card and try it out but I am reluctant to do so since i have no $$ at the moment. Is there anything else I can try?? any help would be greatly appreciated! thx

attached are my system summary created by Everest

A:Faulty Ethernet Adapter?

Do you have a on board to plug into and try it?

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Whenever I load windows onto a computer i occasionally have a problem with the ethernet controller and the vga drivers. Although i have a problem with both the video continues to work were the ethernet does not. Theres a little yellow question mark next to ethernet controller in the device manager telling me that no drivers are loaded. It is not a hardware failure as the light on the ethernet port is on when pluged in. any advice.

A:faulty ethernet controller

Whilst XP is, on the whole, very good at picking up hardware and installing the correct drivers, windows is probably just unable to find the right drivers in this instance. I've seen XP fail to pick up intel NICs that you really would expect it to be able to do....
You probably just need to download the latest XP drivers from the manufacturers website and install those.

(the link light on the card is not a 100% guarantee that the card is functioning correctly, but getting the right drivers is certainly the most likely solution).

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Stupid me...I was walking away from my Lenovo y570 and the ethernet cable got caught up around my leg, so I yanked it out of the PC. The metal thingy was busted so I pushed it back and put it in place with a pair of toothpicks. However, the ethernet cable goes out just enough to disconnect me. Can I buy only that metal part, if that's in fact the issue why my cable goes out just a little? I saw just a litle plastic thing that broke off too, is that the thing that keeps the cable locked (can I improvise and how)?My job is on the internet, so it brings the food on my table, please dear people, tell me if there's anything I can do? (HELP) 

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So a couples of days ago my computer lost connection a few times, but it got back up running without any problems, yesterday however I had huge problems browsing trough the internet and had problems connecting to pages several times, but downloading worked just fine, but today I'm not able to do anything, it keeps disconnecting and reconnecting, but when its connected the connection is so bad that I can't access a single site.
I know it must be something wrong with my computer, because I've tested two different cables in two different ports, and I know one of the cables must work since I have no problems connecting to the internet on my Xbox 360, and all the other computers in the house have no internet problems what so ever, including the wireless connection on my laptop, and I also run into the same connection problem even in safe mode.
I noticed that the light on my ethernet port is solid orange, but usually it is green, and I've tried to do a virus scan to check if that might be the problem, but I doubt it since I haven't accessed any pages I don't usually visit in a while and it didn't find any viruses.
I have had some problems with the ethernet port before, but nothing that was permanent, I have experienced that my computer has had connection problems while everyone else in the house have had no problems, but after waiting a bit it suddenly reconnects and has worked just fine for many many months, and I've only experienced this pr... Read more

A:I think my ethernet port is broken, might need internet/ethernet card.

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I have a HP pavilion g6 laptop that I bought at the end of August. There are 3 USB ports on this machine and I have been using one of them to plug in my wireless mouse USB plug (the mouse is a logitech M305.) Now, this USB port does not work anymore. It doesn't detect the mouse USB plug nor does it read USB devices.

What can I do? Is it possible to physically replace a USB port? How?


A:Faulty USB port

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A while ago, my on-board ethernet adapter has been malfunctioning, in a sense that it runs my CPU usage (shown in task manager) up to 50%.

I have come to believe this is due to "hardware interrupts", as (if i remember correctly) it happens when i use windows xp from my 2nd drive aswell (i have installed 2 copies of xp on 2 drives). Is there any way to fix this, or do i have to stay with my ethernet chip i have placed into my computer, and have the on-board adapter disabled?

Note: my on-board adapter is a SiS 900 Fast Ethernet Adapter.

A:Faulty on-board ethernet adapter

If your fairly certain the onboard ethernet is bad, I would disable on
board ethernet in bios. Go out and buy a new card, there cheap.
Install it with the drivers that will come with it and see what happens.
You should be good to go, unless you have another issue.

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im trying to set up a crossover ethernet network between two pcs, i have purchased and installed 2 unex 10/100 ethernet cards, 1 into each pc. both are showing that they r working correctly in device manager.

i have also connected them with a crossover rj45 cable, i then ran the networking wizard in windows me and followed instructions. one of the pc has a broadband cable modem connection and so is running with two ethernet cards installed. the other being a netgear fast ethernet card. i wish to share this connection between the two pcs

having followed and completed the steps in the networking wizard on both pcs i am still unable to see the other pc, in 'my network places' on either computer.

i have now noticed that the lights on the cards at the back of the pc are not flashing and are showing no activity at any time??

is it likely that the fault is hardware or software? and what do you think the problem could be?
thanks for your time, i realise this question is a bit open ended, but any imput would be greatly apreciated!


A:unex ethernet cards (faulty?)

sorry, just thought id add that both pcs are running windows me!

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My ethernet port has been not been working for a few months. I go to my networks and there is no ethernet adapter listed...only a wireless adapter. Also, it does not show up in device manager. I reinstalled the driver and then restarted my computer. My ethernet port worked for a little bit, but when I used my computer the next day it did not work, and the ethernet adapter was no longer in device manager. Anyone know what's up?

A:Ethernet port won't recognize ethernet cable

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I have a ThinkPad P51. I am trying to set up Thunderbolt networking between my P51 and my 2017 Macbook Pro. When I connect the cable from my P51's TB3 USB-C Port to the TB3 USB-C Port on the Macbook Pro, I get this pop-up:  Also, my Thunderbolt networking options are grayed out: The Networking Driver Version is "Unknown":  And finally, I'm unsure if this is normal or not, but when I pull up the Device Properties for Thunderbolt(TM) Controller - 15D9 it looks like this: Is my Thunderbolt port faulty? I did a complete uninstall of the Thunderbolt software and drivers, followed by a re-install using Lenovo System Update, reboot - same results. 

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A recent power outage has caused some of my hardware to function oddly...
My tv's hdmi ports seem to still work for say a ps3, but when hooking up to my gtx 760 I get "No Signal"?
I only have one hdmi port but several other dvi ports. My smaller monitor(plugged into dvi port 1) is functioning normally. It also seems the gpu is still functioning because I booted Dota 2 just fine with 60fps(vsync). Could this outage have fried the hdmi port? Should I be worried, should I return it or just buckle down with 2 dvi connectors? I was gonna test out hdmi to dvi cables to test my theory but am unsure what to do otherwise.


A:Faulty HDMI port?

Did the pc->tv work before the outage and did the pc suffer immediate power off too?

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The headphone port on my Thinkpad z60m 2529 rcu produces "uneven" sound. When I plug in my computer speakers, depending on how I wiggle the input jack the sound changes. If I hold it in the right place then the sound is as it should be. Otherwise, the sound is lower and portions of the music I am listening to is inaudible. I am tested this out on a number of songs and, as an example, I can not hear the bass guitar portions of a lot of the songs unless I put the input jack for my speakers in a very specific position and continue to hold it like that.

How do I fix this?
I was googling this and I read some forum posts about others users recommending people like me who have this problem to purchase an external audio device and do not use the internal sound card. They said it will improve the audio too. If I am not able to fix this, should I follow this route?

A:headphone port faulty

kman1000 said:

I was googling this and I read some forum posts about others users recommending people like me who have this problem to purchase an external audio device and do not use the internal sound card. They said it will improve the audio too. If I am not able to fix this, should I follow this route?Click to expand...

That is generally the most common solution as it doesn't require a tear down of the laptop. It may also not be possible to repair the broken port on the laptop or may require a new port or audio header/board. What's probably happened is the either the plastic port is broken and the connect the jack makes is poor or the pins that connect the port to the motherboard have broken loose and aren't making good contact. Using a PC Card, XpressCard, or USB sound card is generally the super fast and 100% effective fix.

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Hi everyone. I recently built a new Windows 7 computer with an i5-3570k processor and a gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H B75 motherboard. I purchased an ASUS PCE-N15 R wireless adapter to go with it but have been having a rather bizarre issue (plugged into a pcie 16x running at 4x slot). There are times when the speed is amazing, and the connection is steady, but then there are other times where I have full bars, the network status indicates I have internet access and a connection speed of 54.0 mbps, but no data will transmit in either direction. Websites will not load, downloads will not work (in and out of browsers). I have disabled my proxies and swept for viruses. I have my laptop right next to it checking internet speeds and connectivity and they all seem steady. I was wondering if you guys could help me assess whether or not this sounds like a faulty wireless adapter?

Additional notes:
When I choose to diagnose a connection, it tells me there was a "Problem with the wireless adapter or access point" and that it was fixed. Problem remains.

A:Full bars, 54.0mpbs, but internet will not transmit data. Possibly faulty wireless card?

Welcome Dess. Have you tried reinstalling the PCi adapter's driver or use any available USB wifi adapter to check on the difference? You mentioned virus, were you infected and softwares did you scan your PC with?

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I have a HP Pavilion 15 Notebook, the charger/power port on the laptop is faulty, the charger does not fit securely and slides out. I wanted to purchase a new charger/power port but do not know which one and where from. I searched HP Part Surfer but no parts are listed. I would be grateful if you can tell me what charger/power port is required and if possible a link where i can purchase it from please. Product name:HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PCProduct number:E6B37EA#ABU  

A:Faulty Charger Port Replacement

Hi,Go through Page 92, 93: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03939658Power connector cable: 719859-001�https://www.amazon.com/HP-719859-001-Sparepart-CBI_DC-Connector/dp/B00FYLL6IUhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322016846894?_mwBanner=1$62: HP part storehttps://parts.hp.com/hpparts/Search_Results.aspx?mscssid=B986F25C18004EDDA766B30DA2F760AE&SearchIn=P...FRU remove replace: https://h20574.www2.hp.com/results.htm?SID=5355006&MEID=0DBA9129-0985-46F5-972C-D523ADF00EB9RegardsVisruth

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Hi guys this is my first post as im at a loss of what to do .
Recently my old monitor stopped working, it was using a VGA cable, but the cable is not the problem, my PC is. I bought a new monitor which requires HDMI, however the port on my PC will not respond to the cord, meaning I have no monitor :/ or anyway to troubleshoot. The only thing I can think of would be to buy a USB to HDMI adapter? But even then I would need a monitor to install the device surely. I would usually take it to the shop, but with lockdown I am lost and without a PC for the forseeable future, help would be appretiated!

A:Faulty HDMI Port- 'No signal'

Hi Warro, and welcome to TSG.

I don't think anyone here can give you much help without knowing:

1: Name of the manufacturer and exact model number of your computer and/or the motherboard.

2: Name of the manufacturer and exact model number of any video controller expansion card (the card itself, not the manufacturer and model number of the graphics IC) plugged into the motherboard.

3: The operating system running the PC.

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I have a laptop that is showing the Ethernet port as a 1394 port.

How do I get it to recognize the Ethernet port correctly ?

O/S is XP Pro.

A:PC is showing the Ethernet port as a 1394 port

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I'm trying to setup a multifunctional laser unit via parallel port on a PC running XP Pro and is unsuccessful in getting it to print.

I have put the LPT ports into SPP and ECP modes with no luck. (have not tried EPP although I should as its bi-directional) I have also tried different parallel cable, different versions of drivers, tried printing from DOS using "dir > lpt1" and still no luck. The LCD on the unit says "waiting" then goes back to "ready" with no output.

I have connected the unit to my laptop running XP Pro. The LPT is set to ECP. I can print from windows with several versions of the drivers as well as from DOS without problems.

I also have a HP A3 Bubblejet that has a monitoring toolbox. This unit is connected via USB but also has Parallel support. I have removed this printer and toolbox software believing this toolbox was locking down the LPT port and still no luck with printing to the laser unit. I have connected the HP Bubblejet via parallel (with no toolbox software loaded) and also got no print.

Lastly, if i remove the LPT1 port in Device Manager and rescan for hardware, the PC detects the LPT port and the attached device.It installs the driver for the attached device and indicates all is installed and ready to use. but printing fails.

Thus I believe there is something going on with the PC not the printer units. However, I am still unsure if it's software or hardware related.

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A:HELP!!! Faulty LPT1 port, printer or is it Software related?

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Original problem is intermittent motherboard RJ-45 Ethernet socket plug,

I recently purchased a ( made in China ) CN008L USB to RJ45 Adapter dongle which came in the box with a mini CD. The software on the CD does not list WinXP 32 and the instructions ( what little are in Chinese ). The dongle is compliant with USB 1.0, and 1.1, and 2.0.
So theoretically it should work to use a USB port on the computer to connect to the old D-
Link DSL-300i ADSL Ethernet Modem thereby bypassing the need to use the intermittent
motherboard RJ-45 socket!

I downloaded upgrade drivers to allow for win XP 32 setups and downloaded the drivers but
no luck so far.

Is there any reason that I should not be able to setup and run PPPOE or other software over
the USB interface in stead of the RJ-45 Ethernet port. You people should have someone there with that "savoir faire".

To date I have not managed to find PPPOE software that pre-selects USB channel rather than RJ-45.
The setup for my wireless TP-Link 54 Mbps is connected to the USB port and works well but I did use setup disks specifically designed for that product.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2550 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 31651 MB, Free - 16571 MB; D: Total - 6502... Read more

A:Want to use USB port in place of Ethernet port

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Hello, everyone.
I am using a Latitude 3540 laptop with switchable graphics (Intel HD Graphics, AMD Radeon HD 8850M). As soon as I got the laptop, I upgraded to 8.1 (probably a mistake!).
All of my drivers are up to date according to Device Manager, and I've updated the chipset and BIOS and everything according to the Dell website. But for as long as I've had this laptop, the VGA port will not work! I'm using a VGA cord that has worked with other laptops before without issue. The laptop will not output to projector, external monitor, or a TV. Pressing the win-P combination brings up the ability to extend and duplicate my screen. When I change those settings, my screen resolution will change, but the external monitor/projector doesn't display anything. When I try to detect displays in my graphics properties, it just doesn't detect anything that's connected.
Is my VGA port faulty? Or does anyone have any suggestions on what else to try at this point? My laptop is still under warranty, so I suppose I could always send it in to be fixed.
Thanks for the help!

A:Latitude 3540, Win 8.1: VGA port faulty? Will not display to external monitors or projectors

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It seems you guys have your heads screwed on the right way so I bring you an issue that came up today.

I just got home from work and both my keyboard and mouse aren't working. I hard reset the computer and plugged in an old PS/2 keyboard to test and it worked fine.

I've navigated to the Device Manager and all of the USB ports (labeled Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A3A through 3A39) have a yellow exclamation mark on them. 3A37, however, does not. Also, USB Root Hub seems to be fine.

I've also noticed that my Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC #1 and #2 are both listed with a yellow exclamation mark.

I checked recently installed updates through Windows Update and there are several listed:
KB890830 (the only non-Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems, being a Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool itself)

I did a System Restore back to early yesterday before those updates were installed. When I checked update history, those are still showing. I also tried uninstalling the Intel USB drivers and when they tried to reinstall, the computer locked up.

So, under the assumption that none of the about was vague in any way, has anyone else been having an issue? Do you think it's Windows Update related?

Not sure where to go from here...

A:Serious issue with USB drivers and possibly Ethernet?

I just installed the latest updates and had no issues. Sorry.

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Hello I have a wired connection "Ethernet". And the problem I have been having lately is not all the time but I will be plugged in surfing the net and or what not and all of the sudden It disconnects out of nowhere. I check the cable modem and the internet is still working the lights are still on etc. So I restart my computer with the ethernet cable still plugged in to the modem and then it comes back? But this is getting old why is it doing that? Is there an issue with my ehternet cable and or hopefully not my internal Ethernet port?

I have Windows 7 Sager laptop NP9130
Also the Wifi is still working so the internet is fine.

A:connecting ethernet cable issue possibly?

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Hello everybody, I am in some distress, and would greatly appreciate your help

Here is my set up
Alright so my laptop and PCs (a) and (b) have the access to the internet. however my router sees only these three devices connected, as if my ethernet switch was not connected to the router. My problem is that the switch seems to work sometimes. Vonage is apparently having issues with the network setup so it doesn't work, same with my PS3, however the PC hooked up to the switch as well, sometime has internet and sometimes it doesn't. When it does have internet, Windows Xp pops out saying that there is an IP conflict with another PC on the network and then the connection is out. Any ideas of what is screwing up on my network? Any help would be greatly appriciated.

PS the ethernet switch is made by company Airlink
the modem is made by RCA
and the router is made by Linksys if that helps

A:Solved: ethernet switch possibly not recognized by my router

The exact make/model of the modem, router, and switch would be real useful here.

What you seem to be describing is a flaky switch or cable, not much can affect a simple switch in that manner.

As far as the duplicate IP addresses on the network, that could well be a different issue.

Turn off everything on the network, ALL the machines and any other network device like network printers and NAS drives.
Turn off the router and modem.
Turn on the modem, wait for a steady data light.
Turn on the router, wait two minutes.
Turn on the network devices and computers, one at a time.

This issue is usually caused by resetting a router without resetting all the network connected devices.

Another issue that will cause duplicate IP addresses is assigning static IP addresses to devices that conflict with the router's DHCP address range. If you require static IP addressed devices on the network, they should be configured to be in the same subnet but outside the address range defined for the DHCP server.

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Hi all

My avast antivirus recently detected a malware from my thumbdrive. I think i got rid of it from my thumbdrive by checking "show hidden files" and unchecking "hide protected system files" to delete the files "autorun.inf" and the "recycler" folder that appeared in my thumbdrive (i found on the net that they were thumdrive viruses).

Anyway im not sure if the virus had infected my computer or anything so i did an avast boot time scan which yielded no results.

However, when i tried to transfer files to my motorola razr v3i phone through a usb cable, i kept getting errors which kept interrupting my file transfer. I received errors like "parameters were incorrect" or "device I/O error", most of which when i googled, found that were usually caused by poor usb connection or something. I never had such problems before. (by the way my v3i phone allows it to act as a mass storage device. So the transfering process that i was talking about basically refers to dragging the file to the phone.)

So i tried transferring files using another computer and it worked perfectly, leading me to believe that the fault lies in this computer.

I noticed that when the error occurs during file transfer, my phone's battery charging light on my phone (my phone charges when its connected to the computer) will turn on then off a few times. And this only occurs when i do a file transfer. Initially when i connect the phone with t... Read more

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Currently running Windows 10

Here are some of the things I have already done to attempt to fix the situation

Contacted isp

Ran MalwareBytes

Checked my firewall and proxy

Contacted network admin (He, mother's husband, is also unaware of how to fix the issue)

I encountered this issue nearly a week ago when I couldn't access any http based web site or application. To be specific this problem is only originating on my desktop throughout the network of computers in the home so I am sure it is either a hardware issue or a viru/malware issue. While running malwarebytes to clean up any malware (78 detections) I was able to access http based locations for short bursts of times. I had to run things through a teamviewer due to my inability to access anything. Anyone experiencing this issue and^or know how to fix it?

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A BSOD happened around a week ago while re-enabling my ethernet adapter on my laptop. This is the first and only time my computer has blue screened as of now.

A previous disk check(yesterday) found bad sectors within my hard drive(might be a sign of a bad hard disk?). Could that have been the cause of the BSOD?

A:BSOD while Reenabling Ethernet/possibly caused by failing hard disk?

Xohn now how did you run that chkdsk if you ant to run it thoroughly then follow this
Disk Check and use the switches /f and /r in Option 2

If you feel the drive is faling then it may be making some odd and loud noises so to check the drive itself try these
SeaTools for Windows | Seagate and to do a physical drive test (it's surface) use the Partition Wizard surface test
Free Partition Manager for Window PC | MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition see my pic

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Hi i was wondering how do i use the ethernet port on my Arescom NetDSL 800 to hook up to the internet my computer runs windows xp home edition

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why is it that the Ethernet port fails to recognize the Ethernet cable yet I can get a wireless connection? meanwhile there is an Orange light on the Ethernet port.

A:ethernet port

Check the ethernet cables. Try another ethernet cable. Check the ethernet plugin in the back of the machine for bent or broken pins. Go to the manufacture of your machine and see if there is drivers for the NIC adapter (Network Adapter). Did this work before? What has changed on your system before this issue occurred?

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Hi could someone please tell me if there is an ethernet port on the HP stream laptops?  if not which laptops have an ethernet port.  I will be connecting wirelessly to my internet, emails etc and need an ethernet port in case I am unable to do this wirelessly, so before I purchase wondered if someone could help.. I will only be using for internet shopping browsing and emails whilst away from home.  Many thanks

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Hi. What is your HP stream. No, many laprops now don't have Ethernrt port even normal 15" laptops. That why I have to buy something like       http://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/d-link-dub-1312-usb3-0-to-gigabit-ethernet-adaptor-... for my machines. I did not buy from the above shop but ordered from Amazon in the US and save me over 20 bucks for 2. Regards

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i am an idiot when it comes to computers, but i do understand the basics.  my ethernet port keeps going out.  it will work for a few
days or a week, then it wont.  it really getting on my freakin nerves.  can anyone give me advice??

A:ethernet port

You've stated the problem now, can you provide some detail? Do you reboot nightly? What are you doing when it goes out? Are we talking wire or wireless?
I know, all questions and no answers. Sorry, I just need to get a clearer picture of your problem

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I have an Action Tec Home DSl Modem and I am attempting to connect a wireless router (Linkysis Wireless G). The modem does not have a ethernet port. Do I need a different modem? I asked for help from every support site (AOL,Verizon,Linksys,Action tec) no one has any helpful suggestions.....help!!!

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I have a Sony Vaio laptop (product # VPCSA25GX) and my ethernet port does not work. My laptop does not recognize that a cord is attached. I have tried multiple cords and my internet is working fine (modem/router work fine and roomates are able to connect via ethernet cable and WiFi). I recently had my computer repaired, had to have OS reinstalled due to some issue involving RAID memory issues among other things (what I was told by the person who fixed it). I'm new to the site, so let me know what information is needed. Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Ethernet Port

Welcome to the site Southhound7.

I hope that whom ever installed your OS remembered to install the drivers. Drivers are the software that control the hardware on they system.

You will need to go to Sony's web site and download them. Go to my computer right click and select manage. When the window come up look on the list on the left look for device manager and select that. Do you see any yellow explanation marks or red x's.

Most systems come with a hidden partition with the system recovery installed on it which would of installed the entire system back to factory.

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Hello. I have recieved G70-70 laptop today, and I have noticed it has different ethernet port. After a few looks at it, I have found out how to plug in the LAN cable.  Everything was fine until I tried to unplug it, it seemed impossible. I have tried pulling it in every direction to get it out, nothing. I really didnt want to brake the port, but I have tried everything. After a while, I have tried really hard ( I could feel I was on the break point ), and I luckily managed to remove the cable from the ethernet port. Why does it come off THAT hard ?? I've never had such problems in my life with a simple thing such as unplugging ethernet cable. And I have tried the second cable as well, same issue! I barely managed to unplug it again, now what do I tell to the customer that has ordered the laptop? Don't plug the ethernet cable, because you won't be able to unplug it ??

A:G70-70 ethernet port

The Ethernet port on my G50-70 is the same as the G70-70. It's almost like a flap that you have to move down slightly in order to connect and disconnect the cable. That's just how it is unless you are saying you messed it up lol. Mine is a little tricky too.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Lenovo G50-70, Core i5 4210u, Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD, Corsair Vengeance RAM 16GB

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I cannot recall the last time my ethernet port worked. It hasn't really been an issue as I've been able to connect wirelessly to my home network but now I need it fixed.

I am using a dell vostro 3450. No lights come on when an ethernet cord is plugged in, nor is the port listed in device manager. I briefly looked through BIOS on startup to see if it had been disabled, but I am not too familar with navigating BIOS and either couldn't find it or it wasn't listed there either.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,


A:Ethernet Port

It's probably dead. Why not just get a USB ethernet adapter? Or if a desktop with a spare PCI slot a PCI ethernet adapter.

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So I?m in college and last year I stayed in a dorm. I got a ps4 and I played 2k but when I was online, it was lagging. A friend told me to get a lan cable, i did and it was better. Now I moved to an apartment and the lan cable doesn?t not fit on the port. I?m wondering if there?s a smaller or different type of lan cable I need because I need to play 2k. Any help or advice is needed right now. Thanks.

A:Ethernet Port

Hi, and welcome to TSG.

Check with your landlord or building manager to see if your apartment has an Ethernet connection to the Internet or if you only have wiring for a telephone Landline.

A modern standard Ethernet connector has 8 contact positions and fully populated with 8 contacts. In the USA, Plain Old Telephone Systems (POTS) uses a similar looking 6 position connector with 4 or 2 contacts. The outer positions are not used.

If that connector is an Ethernet port, it is most likely from the 1990s for a 10 Mbit/Sec CAT3 connection.

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Hi All -I just decided to get my Z51-70 a direct Ethernet connection to utilise higher broadband speed but the cable I bought does not fit in the port. The plastic housing is literally too big for the size of the port on my laptop. I bought a RJ45 CAT6 Ethernet LAN Patch Cable. Any suggestions? 

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If someone has a sec, may I trouble you to look at the attached diagram from my Dell manual?I'm about to buy a printer that connects to the computer via Ethernet port. Do I have an Ethernet port? I don't see the word "Ethernet" on this diagram, so am guessing the port goes by another name.
In 22 years of computing, this is my first encounter with an Ethernet cable!Kind thanks.

A:Do I have an Ethernet port?

Yes, it's #3 on the back view.  That said, it's unusual to connect a printer by Ethernet - more likely, the printer AND computer connect separately to an ethernet switch or hub (or wall port).

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Wired connection only works for 1/2 computers. Using a nonwireless router and splitter.

I can connect to either computer individually, but not simultaneously. Tried different cables & even a different splitter.

On iconfig/renew I get "unable to contact DHCP server. Request timed out"

These systems/hardware worked fine up until now.

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I have two computers, one is a desktop and one is a laptop. My desktop is connected to my router via an ethernet cable and my laptop is a wireless connection to my router. I have 2 cables, cable 1 is connected from the wall to my router and cable 2 is connected from my router to my desktop. If I plug cable 2 into my ethernet port 3 and cable 1 into any other port I get internet access to my desktop and not my labtop. If I plug cable 1 into ethernet port 3 and cable 2 into any other port I get internet access to my laptop only. The entire time I can always connect both devises to the router it's just that only 1 will have internet access and the other will always say "dns server not responding." I have searched all over the internet for help with no success. Please assist me if i can and thank you for the help.

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