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Hi Himanshubhusan ,

Welcome to the Community Forums.

Item C (page 84 and 85) from the hardware manual for Lenovo ideapad 500-14ISK/ ideapad 500-15ISK have those as miscellaneous parts listed with its part number (page 101) for replacement part.

Hope this help answer your query.
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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 just got a call from my 87 year old mom in Iowa. I'm in Tucson. Mom wasn't able to connect to her internet provider today. She seems to have sporatic problems with the connection. Sometimes it works....sometimes not. In frustration, she unplugged the ethernet cord and took her Dell Inspiron laptop to the geek squad. They told her (for a $70 diagnosis fee) that the ethernet port was broken and it's part of the motherboard. Not easy to fix. They suggest she buy a linksys wireless outfit to access her internet provider. That's about $80. and she's worried about being able to set it up at home by herself. At that point, they suggest she buy a new laptop. Isn't there a way to reroute the ethernet plug from her internet providers modem through one of her USB ports....with an adapter of some kind. The geeks told her they didn't know where to get one or if it was even possible. Mom's not rich and I'm worried that she's not getting good advise. Isn't this an easy problem to work around? Thanks- Mike Z

A:ethernet port broken

First off, there is no reason to even believe the folks at Geek Squad, they've been wrong before.

The only advice that I'd have is to first diagnose what is really wrong before buying stuff that they're recommending.

You can buy a PCMCIA Ethernet adapter, and there are also USB Ethernet adapters, either will solve this issue with no wireless installation and configuration issues.

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hi i took my hard drive to my friends house and it didnt work when i put it back into my pc so reset it and my ether not working and when i go into network and connetion noing come up
The Realtek Network Controller was not found. If Deep Sleep Mode is enabled Please Plug the Cable.

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Hi guys.

I'm a streamer and I've had some serious stuttering in my stream and I'm trying to get to the bottom of what's causing it. One possible issue is that a while ago my ethernet port broke, and I connected my ethernet through a USB connector as a replacement.
I was unaware this might cause an issue. I've been advised to get a PCI-Express Network Adapter such this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-TG-3468-Gigabit-Express-Network/dp/B003CFATNI

Is this the sort of thing I should purchase? I'm currently using this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01LSMO85G/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Is it possible this could be causing stream stutter, and regardless, should I switch this up? Thanks in advance.

My specs:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16336 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 185 GB (76 GB Free); K: 931 GB (284 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z170X-Gaming 3
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

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Hello all,

I have an Acer laptop running Vista which I believe has a broken ethernet port (it's a basically new computer but port has never worked - will contact Acer about it, but in the meantime...)

When I had my internet installed the guy was here for 3 hours because we couldn't get it to work through the ethernet port. Finally he loaned me a wireless router (linksys WRT54G) and the internet works with that. I have to return it to him so I got a different one (D-Link DI-524) which I believe my parents have used in the past but never had a password on it or anything.

I cannot run the configuration for the D-Link from the set-up CD because it wants me to plug an ethernet cable from my computer into the router, and it's not able to find it. But when the installer guy gave me the Linksys router, he just plugged it in and off we went - no config needed, straight out of the box.

I plugged the new (D-link) router in and tried to find it in the list of networks available without configuration, because it may have been configured before. An unsecured network comes up called "Home" (my parents would quite probably name it something like that if they had used it before) but the signal is weak, and when I try I am not able to connect to it, so I'm not sure if that's this router (it comes and goes and I'm not able to determine if it's there when mine is plugged in or not).

You guys usually ask for ip adresses, so here's the info f... Read more

A:Configuring wireless router with broken ethernet port on computer

There isn't a way to configure the router without a wired network connection. You can pick up a pretty cheap USB to Ethernet adapter.


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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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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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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 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 have had the worse luck with this laptop, the most recent problem that I'm experiencing is I tripped over my printer cord and ripped out the plastic tab inside the USB port. I know that I can't fix it on my own, but I would like to know how much this problem will cost to fix. I've called around to ask about repair costs and everyone keeps saying I need to bring it in for an estimate. But I need my computer for work and can't leave it overnight. They say that it can be repaired one of two ways, either the manufacturer has a separate card that can just be replaced or it actually has to be manually repaired. I just want a general estimate for how much it would run for either/both ways it could be repaired, as well as how much it runs for labor costs.

Also the memory card reader has not worked since January, I know thats not related but I'm just wondering if there is some defect in the ports.... or if I'm just destructive.

I have a Compaq Presario CQ60 that was purchased in March 2009, if that is helpful in finding out which way it should be repaired.

Thank you!!!

A:Broken USB port on laptop, only port

Something like this will do:

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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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Hey guys before I continue there's something that we must get straight... I suck with computers.now the reason I'm posting here is that i swapped from wireless to wired connection to stop lag (this is on my pc by the way) and I plugged my 15m ethernet cable from back of comp to back of router but it doesn't seem to find my router but yet when I plug the ethernet into modem it works perfectly but when it's plugged into the router there's a red light from
Ethernet port and it's frustrating me so much because I want it to work so bad . Sorry if I have been a little plain with you ask me if you need any details cos I need this to work

A:Help me! Ethernet is broken ;(

if possible press the reset button on the router for 10 secs and reset the router to the factory setting.
have an ethernet cable connecting the ethernet port on the modem to the WAN/Internet port on the router
have another ethernet cable connecting from the Lan/Ethernet port on the router to ur computer.

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Hello all

I am running a dual boot system - XP 64 and Windows 7 64. The XP boot has no problems, but on restart, my win7 cannot access the internet. I have to uninstall the drivers and restart to allow the drivers to be reinstalled before the network will connect.

I read somewhere that a Windows Update may be the problem. Does anyone know which update it could be so I can delete it or should I just remove everything? Perhaps there is another solution?

Thank you for your help.

A:Broken ethernet drivers

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I have a very huge issue that needs to be fixed pretty soon. (As in now). I finally got my hands on a copy of Windows XP Home Edition with SP 1b (I think) and got it installed fine with a 45-minute phone call to Microsoft to activate it. I got it working. Except my motherboard's on-board audio card didn't work, among other things like the USB ports not working.

I, against my will, opened IE to use the ActiveX thing to auto-install the drivers for the motherboard. I started clicking and installing, opting to restart later after I was finished with all the updates. So I finally restarted and I get the following error right after the BIOS runs:



What in the world. Anyway, I somehow got that to go away and got Windows to boot (except I can't remember what I did). When Widnows booted, everything was going smooth until I opened Fx and tried to come on-line. Bam. Internet connection not working. A quick peek into the Device Manager and I found that the on-board LAN adaptor wasn't working properly and the motherboard didn't know it was there.

GAH. The audio still didn't work. A closer look at the drivers I downloaded showed me that some of them were for 64-bit systems. Is it possible that I broke it by trying to install 64-bit drivers? Since I didn't reboot after each update, I don't know what happened.

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A:Ethernet Adaptor Broken

Whoops, This should be in the Hardware Support forums, eh?

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My ideapad has been broken since I bought it. Finally sent it off for repair a couple months ago. It's been 6 weeks and Lenovo still has it. What the duck man, 6 weeks and no ETA on the parts.  Why do I put my trust in Lenovo if I can't even get my laptop repaired in a reasonable amount of time? I can't even recommend Lenovo to anyone because of this because they SUCK.  Serious. If it takes this long, you eat your losses and ship out a replacement you idiots. Will never buy again.

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I have a very strange problem. I unscrewed and removed the flap of my case.
Without do something, I see my bios settings goto defaults!
How could this happen??

A:Bios reset after case's flap remove!

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Hi Guys,

First a quick thing about what my computer set up was -

I have a Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTX graphics card, which has 2 DVI ports on the back, no VGA, I have dual monitor set up, one DVI going to my monitor, the other to my TV (which is VGA) via DVI-VGA converter add on thingy...

Well last week I moved my PC and in the process of moving it yanked it a bit vigorously, and the VGA cable usually plugged in to my TV (which was unplugged from my tv at the time, but not my computer) obviously got caught on something, and it got damaged.

I bought a new VGA cable and DVI-VGA switcher, thinking they may have been damaged in the process, and so was able to start eliminating everything...

My DVI - Monitor works fine, but my DVI/VGA to TV now comes up black and white, I have switched the leads across to the opposite ports and nothing comes up when my monitor is plugged in to the possibly broken one (not even black and white)

Does this mean that the DVI port would be broken? Is there any way of just replacing that port? Or would it require a whole new graphics card?

A:DVI Port Broken?

If have fully tested the two ports and received nothing from the bad port then it may suggest that port is faulty...

I would try removing the Video card....and then seating it back in and makesure it is pushed into the Motherboard all the way...I would also re-install the Video card drivers......then restart the PC.......if the results are the same then points to that port as faulty......it would have to be sent back and repaired

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I need help, my wife has a IBM Thinkpad and her usb port broke, its too expensive to replace it. I trying to find a way to connect a serial port and make it a usb port. I would use the pci card with usb serial ports but she needs that slot for her wireless internet card. Can Someone please help me with this problem.

A:USB port is broken

I would think your at best,, Unlucky.
Not to be rude or anything but care should've been taken to not break the port,,Also arent USB ports in pairs?
shop around for the most inexpencive repair shop.
im not sure if thare is a "adapter" to help you out
I may be wrong though LOL
Good luck.

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I inherited a laptop that seems to have a damaged USB port. The machine has only 1 USB connection, and cables don't seem to properly fit. It appears as if 3 of the 4 flat copper peices in the port have been bent down and won't allow the cable to insert entirely. The 4th seems to have broken off entirely. My questions: how much will this cost to repair professionally? How difficult is the repair process? Is this something I could purchase the part for and repair myself? Can anyone confirm that the port is damaged or is there another possibility?

A:Broken USB Port

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I built a PC about 2 months ago with a Cooler Master Storm Scout, and for some reason, one of the USB ports isn't working.
If I connect my camera, the camera will notice that USB has connected, but Windows 7 won't.
I bought my PSU and case in a bundle. The case had about 5-6 4-Pin Molex, but my PSU only had 4 connectors.
I just connected all I could, I switched them around until all the fans worked. I probably should have switched off the 120mm at the back, since I have a cooler pushing air through the top of the case.
Anyway, I've already broken the warranty for cutting out a chunk of metal so my graphics card could fit. I don't know if the USB port it's actually broken, or I can tweak some things so it will work. It's the second one starting from the left:

A:Broken USB port already?

I'm guessing you've already checked to make sure all wiring at the USB port is intact and nothing came apart. I'd give the Windows 7 troubleshooter a try (type troubleshooting in the start menu search box or go to control panel > troubleshooting.) I'd also go to Device Manager and make sure your USB controllers are working properly.

I found out the hard way that plugging and unplugging devices can quickly destroy USB ports whether on a laptop or a desktop. I've gotten into the habit of using a USB hub with an external power source. Plug it in once and leave it plugged in. It's cheaper and easier (less time consuming) to replace the hub than to troubleshoot and repair/replace a port, especially on a laptop.

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Hi, I have a Dell PC it has 4 usb ports in the front and 4 in the back. Yesterday one of the usb ports in the back broke and for some reason two others in the back won't work either. The one the monitor is plugged into still works but where my mouse and keyboard were connected will not. I wanted to know if anyone could help me get the other two working again or do I have to fix the broken one before they will work? When I go into device manager and universal serial bus controllers it says that each one of the usb ports are working properly but nothing works when plugged into them. Please help!

Thank you

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I upgraded from an Elitebook 8470p to the latest and greatest 840 G2 a few months back and within a month of purchasing it, my LAN port looked like this:  From there it progressively got worse (obviously):  Until finally when I needed my network jack, I had to do this: I don't understand how this laptop could pass MIL-STD-810 when the network jack is practically made out of paper.  I guess when you're huffing it through the jungle or desert there's not a lot of network jacks, but why even include it if it's going to be so delicate?  I can't be the only person that has had this problem, right?! I had my 8470p for 2.5 years and loved it!  Other than getting insanely hot on occasion, it never had a single issue.  I've never dropped this laptop or treated it roughly - and "rough" is the whole point behind MIL-STD-810. So what do I need to do to get this fixed?  Do I need to send my laptop back to you guys or can someone send me the part?  Is it covered under the warranty? Thanks

A:840 G2 broken LAN port


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GOD DARN IT! there goes my last USB port. Both USB ports on my lousy laptop have broken. The plastic part in the middle of the USB port has broken on one of them and the other one looks fine but just seems not to be working. Is there anyway of fixing them ?

This is a serious issue for me, and thanks in advance to anyone who trys to help

A:Broken Usb Port!!

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i have a older dell laptop with the old style usb port on it and my dad broke it by putting a gps navigator in it.one of the metal prongs broke and i dont know how to fix it and i just got an ipod nano but i cant put anything on it because of the usb port.can someone help me?

A:How to fix broken usb port help please

thats what i was thinking of but what store do u think i should go to to buy one?

btw thanks for the help

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hey, the vga port of my motherboard is broken and i was wondering if theres a software or some other thing tha i can hook up my monitor with.
my motherboard does not have hdmi output.. but i noticed a female vga port on the motherboard, not sure what that is tho..

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I have 2 USB ports on my laptop and only one of them is broken. The plastic part broke off and it clearly doesn't work anymore. The other port is fully intact, but it won't recognize any thing i plug in. It is pertinent that I get this resolved as I am a college student and need the be able to print out notes and such. Is there anyway I can fix the unbroken port so that it works?

A:Broken USB port

What is the make and model of your computer?

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For some reason the little piece of black thing that connects it to the pin in the usb port fell off. Im guessing the pin is loose or something like that. I tried to fix it but the pin and the black thing seems to be coming off everything i take out my mouse port, the other usb seems to work fine. Can anyone help me on how to fix this?

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So, I ordered an external graphics card (StarTech USB to VGA) And the only problem I have is since the VGA port on my laptop is broken, I have no way to see the screen so I can install the drivers needed for the external graphics card. Since money is an issue right now, buying a new laptop is out of the question. Is there anything I can do to get these drivers installed? Help very much appreciated!

A:VGA port broken

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First to get something out of the way:

Motherboard: ABIT IN9 32X MAX

This card has 2 GBit Ethernet ports.


Alright, my problem: I can't connect to the cable modem at all. There is just no way to get it working for whatever weird reason. I don't get assigned any gateway, I don't get any IP (so it rewerts to a funky 169.whatever adress).

Now, I used to have this exact cable modem connected to my computer, with internet, 2 days ago. I would share internet trough the other ethernet port that I didn't use to another computer, and everything would work. Then we just had our internet crap on ourself the other day. And it was my computer that just felt like killing the internet. Ever since: My computer wont connect to the internet at all, it wont even communicate and get ip from the cable modem.

And before I get any questions on it: Took the cable from the cable modem, and jerked it into the other computer, and presto, I'm talking to you guys. No problems at all, and it worked instantly. Didn't even have to reset or restart or configure anything on the other one. Sadly the other computer only has 1 Ethernet port, and the cable modem wont work with any routers inbetween, and also only has 1 Ethernet port on it (yay for stupid hardware *sigh*). So with that and that it working not 2 days ago, makes me really wonder what is going on.

Then I go looking for a router I have around, right? I plug that into the computer that aint getting signal to the internet, righ... Read more

A:Ethernet Broken (DHCP problem?)

The lights on the ports are now static again, no blinking, they are just ON.

Tried to CMOS reset, didn't help. And since my network thingie is freezing in Vista now, I'm reinstalling. Then I'll try another CMOS reset again.

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I recently just discovered that this orange wire was not connected in this box ( I do not know the correct terminology ) that my internet cable connects into. I was wondering if this has any effect on my internet speed, whether it is dangerous or whether it's fine to be left alone.

A:Broken Orange Ethernet Wire

If it's working fine leave it be....normally a patch cable has 3 pairs so it's using the pairs that were used in initial installation.

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Please Help!! I cant get a connection to the internet when i open up lan theres a red x when i diagnose lan it says to plug in ethernet cable ive done that but then it says it may be unplugged or broken i even changed the ethernet cable but same problem, so i figured its the driver but that says upto date however when i reinstall it says theres no network adapter installed, i havent installed anything recently and to besure it wasnt because of an microsoft update i even did a system restore please help im connected via mobile this has never happenned before

A:ethernet cable unplugged or broken

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Hi there, I broke the lid of my Lenovo IdeaPad U410. Found a new one for the Lenovo Y410 series on ebay and wanted to ask whether it fits on the U410. Thanks in adavance.Maltose

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Hello the bottom case of my Lenovo ideaPad Yoga 13 just broke and now i cant open the laptop or close it without breaking it a bit more, is there anyway where i can buy a replacement? or does anyone own somehting that can help me? i dont think sticking it would be helpfull but it might if you have done it?Please help i really need this.Thanks! 

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This is a cross-post from [url=http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/identifying-fv2-fuse-and-zif-flap-part-numbers-l412z.800292/]here[/url] since I didn't receive any replies after a day.
Hello, I have a pair of XPS 14z (L412z) laptops and I need help identifying part numbers/where to buy two motherboard components.
The first is the FV2 fuse that I removed and jumped on one motherboard. It's about 3mm in length and marked with a K. I was having trouble with a replacement LCD for one of the laptops where the backlight wasn't turning on and this was close enough to the inverter/LCD cables that I thought it was the problem. From what I could find, backlight fuses are often 32V and 3A, but I can't find any like that which are marked K. I think it may be 1.5A or 2A from similar K-marked littelfuse products, but I have no idea and need some help as I would rather not keep it jumped.
(The LCD problem has since been resolved as some weird act of God where both the original and replacement LCDs failed to work while the one from the second laptop does in fact work with this motherboard.)
The second part I need help with finding is the ZIF retaining flap for the HDD connection. I have no idea how I lost it, but I can't find it anywhere. The original is a little over 17mm long and fits 12 pins(?). I would really appreciate a suitable replacement part that I could order online, but I would also settle for anything one step a... Read more

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on 01-07-2016 i purchase an laptop model 15AC146NE, once i reach home i had notice it give crack sound when i open or close the laptop screen. display and other things are ok. please advice how it to be fixed, its just 4 day now. thank youzak

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I've tried everything - literally.

When I do a ipconfig /all - all I get is this:

host name .... : {myhostname}
Primary Dns Suffix ..... :
Node Type ......... : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled: ..........: No
WINS Proxy Enabled ..........: No

Both my network cards aren't showing up (Lan and Wifi).

Ive tried uninstalling/reinstalling drivers many times.

I've tried repairing winsock and also the tcp stack.

I've uninstalled Avast antivirus and removed/switched off all firewalls

I'm totally lost to what is doing this??? Could it be a virus? Anyone have a similar problem or know how to help?

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I own a toshiba satellite C655-S5061 with win7x64 sp1 ultimate installed on it. My internet (wired) connection used to work fine until yesterday. Troubleshooter says "an ethernet cable is not properly plugged in or might be broken", Tried a repair install, updated drivers, reinstalled drivers but of no avail. The ethernet cable when connected to other laptop works fine. Any solutions?

A:an ethernet cable is not properly plugged in or might be broken

Do you have a spare ethernet cable? Test it with yr laptop, does the same issue persist? If it does, then yr ethernet port might be faulty.

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the pin inside my laptop DC port has snapped off

I ----------
I----------* _______I------------------------------
I_________ power cable

DC port

the diagram probably wont work lol. but basically, The power cable plugs into a round port, which has a central pin, which the power cable slides over. it is this central pin that has snapped. Can i get a new port easily and how hard are they to fit to laptops? what are my options as PC World want 120 before they even look at it. THEN parts and labour on top.


A:laptop DC port broken

It's not that difficult, though you need some soldering skills and the correct tools.

I had one that the board was pretty mangled, and I soldered a small extension onto the pads with a strain-relief where it came out the hole, and just used a Radio Shack jack to match the plug on the P/S. If you can find a supplier or a dead laptop, you might be able to obtain the part that way.

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Okay, this only happened this morning. I've been taking the mouse in and out a bit over the last few days because I recently bought a wireless mouse and I keep forgetting to keep metal things away from the recievcer, and for some reason it will only connect to the mouse when i'm actually logged onto my account... But I don't think thats important...

What the big problem is, is that whatever mouse I use, the cursor is not responding. I'm guessing it's because I was too rough putting in/taking out my mouse and something inside the ps/2 port snapped or something...

At the moment i'm using an extremely hard and uncomfortable to use "mouse emulator" that works via the numpad. It's really annoying and I can't get anything done, so i'd really like some help with this as soon as poss. Is there any solution? Do I need to buy a new port or something? You tell me. (Thanks)

A:PS/2 Mouse port is broken (I think)

There are 108 people viewing this board!? Why is nobody helping me!!!??

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The only two usb ports are physically broken on my laptop, and there is no cardbus slot so I can't get a card with usb ports on it. I imagine the usb ports are soldered to the motherboard. Is it possible to replace them?

A:only two usb port phsically broken

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Hi everyone,

This is my first time posting here. I've been reading the posts and it seems like you might be able to help me out. I recently did a lot of travelling with my laptop and when I arrived home, I noticed that the wireless card was not working. I think I may have forgotten to take it out at some point while travelling and don't really know if it is the card or the port that is broken...but probably the port because when I removen the card a little piece of plastic from the port fell out. (You can tell I don't know much about computers! My laptop is past warranty and I am on a tight student budget so I don't think I can afford to get it fixed right now. Does anyone have any suggestions of what I can do to get wireless back in my life?!

Any help would be much appreciated.


A:Help: Broken wireless port?

If the port is broken then you would be best to buy a usb wireless adapter. This will just plug into a usb port on your laptop like a usb storage drive would do.

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Hello, my HDMI port on my computer recently stopped working. It was fine last week, but I turned it on one day, and it said no signal to my tv which I plug it in to. Please answer as soon as possible because I need my CPU.

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my last gpu are broken and i ask if my pci express is broken also  

A:my pci-express port are broken ???

In order to assist you, more viable information is required.That unit has an H61 chipset, circa early 2011.  (1) What was the original OS.  (2)Type "msinfo" in the search box.  (3) What is the BIOS ?  Is it Legacy?  (4) Without any graphic card, does the motherboard VGA video work?  (5)  What video card did you attempt to install? (6) Getting back to the OS version.  When was WIN 10 installed in reference to the attempted video upgrade? Please answer all 6 questions. 

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