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Lcd cable issue

Q: Lcd cable issue

When i open my laptop its screen is white if i tilt it back it go normal i opened the screen and noticet that if u push the black lcd display cable near to motherboard everything is fine when i gake off my fingers from it screen goes white..help

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Recently I had to test my cable modem by directly plugging the output cable of the modem to a computer. The problem is that I have 3 computers: One desktop and two laptops. All three computers are running Windows 7, 64 bit and service pack 1. The three computer models are: (1) Dell Vostro, (2) Levovo Ideacentre and (3) Sony Vaio. All computers are less than a year old. When I cpnnect the cable modem RJ45 cable to the Vostro the browser works great. However, when I connect the same cable into either the Ideacentre or the Vaio the browser does not see the signal. Therefore a signal is coming out of the modem (as demonstrated by the Vostro) but I can't figure out why the other two computers don't see the signal? I checked the computer configurations in the command mode but that did not help much. Any ideas?

A:Solved: Cable modem cable issue with different computers

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My Lenovo X1 Carbon 2014 has been acting wonky for a while. The screen essentially doesn't work, but if you hold onto a certain part on the edge of the screen and apply pressure then itll function normally. I've attached a picture of how the screen looks like when it isn't working.  I've talked to a few hardware stores. One told me that it is 100% a screen issue and others said it could be a LCD cable connector thats faulty or the screen. It's a big investment to get a new screen so I don't want to send it to a diagnostic if it's for sure a screen issue. Any thoughts? This is out of warranty. If anyone is in Canada (Toronto area) can you recommend an ideal place to get this fixed?

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when I connect my usb cable from my phone to my computer I get an error message that says Unknown USB (Device Desciptor Request Failed) Driver Error.  What does this mean and how do I fix it.

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I would like to hook a printer into my router. What I need to know is can I buy a cable with the square printer connector on one end and an ethernet connector on the other, or do I need a USB to ethernet adapter of some kind?

A:Cable issue

you need a print server - so make and exact model of the printer
make and exact model of the router

so some routers allow a USB device to connect and may have either a print server, and/or media server and/or storage

OR you can connect to a PC and share

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I posted this to the win 2000 forum and am getting some help there but it really belongs over here. I hope someone here has run into this and can help.

I installed win 2000 yesterday, after much trial and error (and help from these forums), clean install. now I am trying to get the cable working again. It was workign fine before I killed win 98 and had to start all over.

I get through four of five steps of the cable installation program. In the fifth, the program tries to renew the IP address and can't do it. I have the networking set for automatic. I have installed and re-installed the ethernet card. Any other suggestions?

I am writing from my laptop, where I can download programs that will fit on a floppy. If there is anything I can do that way, a diagnostic program or an update to a driver...

celeron 533 mh
384 megs RAM
10-gig boot drive, 120-gig secondary drive
windows 2000 fresh, new, hardly anything done to it
netgear FA 311/312 ethernet adapter
Charter cable

A:cable issue

Solution found!!

I called the cable company. The tech person told me I do not need to use the "Easy Installer" if I have an ethernet card. Just reboot the modem and it will find everything it needs. So I did and it did.

I think the obscure message I got about not being able to renew or release the IP address was actually telling me that I did not need to do it. Funny how error messages are written, sometimes.

Case closed. Whew. I will undoubtedly be back with the next issue.

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I have a Compaq Presario SR5310 desktop I'm trying to help an elderly friend with. His cable modem worked for several years but now MIGHT connect to internet, but when linking to IE7 or 8 or Firefox, won't connect.

He has:

Windows Vista,
Internet connection with Cox Cable high speed modem,
All network devices are working normally,
Cox technician tested the modem in his house and it works 100%,
Cox technician says the problem must be in the computer,
The computer was restored to original factory settings with on-board Recovery program,
Problem still exists.
When I bring the computer to my house and connect to internet with DSL modem, no problems.

What could be allowing DSL modem to work but not cable modem with all else being equal?

Regards and Thanks, Mic

A:Cable Modem Issue

Well...those are two entirely different types of connections.

Does your friend have both cable and DSL?


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Quick outline of network setup.
Calbe modem into wired DLink DI-608 router, netgear access point into a LAN port, one XP box using wired connection, one XP box using wireless. All PCs have static IP addresses because I needed a static IP addresss for the access point. Wired and wireless PCs can get internet traffic no problem.

I've set up a Win 98SE box and I can ping the DLink router plus other networked PCs BUT I CAN'T FOR THE LIFE OF ME SET UP IE to browse. All attempts give page not found DNS error. I can administer the router and access point ok from this 98SE box.

Looking at the IE connections setup, I can't see what's wrong. In the TCP-IP config I have specified a static IP address and a default gateway (the wired router). In IE LAN connections I've not specified anything - no automatic detection, nothing. Can't see why this won't work. I can't ping any site, e.g., google.com.

Fear I'm missing something probably obvious. Any ideas greatly appreciated.

A:Win 98 SE cable broadband Issue

In the TCP-IP config I have specified a static IP address and a default gateway (the wired router).Click to expand...

Have you setup your DNS in your TCP-IP Configuration. Without DNS you can't resolve URLs. Check your routers WAn configuration for its DNS and hten input these into your Win98's DNS settings within the TCP-IP config section.

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Ok SO i have built a CAT5 straight thorugh cable (well actually its 2 cables), both the same length, about 35 feet give or take a few inches, I used top quality cable ( I know its good I pinched it from work) and finished the ends with the standard RJ45 plug, both securely fitted.

So whats the problem ?

Well the cable is to link my Broadband router upstairs to the Cable Modem situated downstairs, and it doesnt work..., I mean the first cable I built, I thought fair enough might be a faulty build, so I built a second one (now you why i said it was 2 cables) and that one (same length etc) doesnt work.

I have tested both the cables with a CAT5 pulse tester and both cables test all 8 pins fine on a constant check.

At the moment I am using a shorter cable length say about 15ft long and all is OK, thing is the cable modem is in a place that looks unslightly, hence the longer cable so it can go with the TV\Video equipment

SO here's what happens.

I plug in the cable to Router and Modem, Router doesnt show a light on the port, then it does, then it doesnt etc etc.

So i plugged the cable into my laptop and then into the Lan socket of the router, same thing, the light goes on and off and the laptop shows "Acquiring network address....." then " Network cable unplugged, then "Acquiring network address....." etc etc etc

So next step was to put a Hub in line so the cable ends in a Hub, same thing hub light comes on then goes off ... Read more

A:CAT5 Cable Issue

Sounds like the cables are too long!! Try making one cable as short as you possibly can to do the job then fit a new plug on it!!

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I am using a D-Link DIR-655 router on a Windows Home Server network.

When I connect the WHS to a cable upstairs (short cable) I get Gigabit connection speed, however when I put the server downstairs (10 metre cable), I only get 100 Mb LAN speed.

The only difference is the CAT-5e cable and length.

Do I need a shielded CAT-5e or a CAT-6 cable.

The WHS box needs to be downstairs.


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So originally I was having issues with the charging port of my laptop. ( It's an Acer Aspire e15 I guess? )

So I opened it up, thinking I could adjust it or see if I order a replacement if I could fix it myself. Issue isn't fixed but slightly better

New issue is that the track pad doesn't work. When I was having help from someone who left they didn't realize the ribbon cables were attached to the top cover.

I'm unsure on one's position but also I can't get two of them in? I wouldn't think there should be so much slippage.

It's also quite difficult as the cover has to be on top of my hands while I fail to reconnect everything and the ribbon cables don't seem long enough.

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Hi, I have a new HP laptop, dv7-6175, about 2 months old and a new Rocketfish HDMI cable, about 1 month old. The cable just stopped working, won't stream Netflix to my Samsung HD tv. I hooked up the cable to my older laptop and it works- streams Netflix to my tv. It had been working previously on my new laptop, but then the picture on the laptop began to flicker off and come back on periodically when we were watching Netflix. Yesterday the computer shut down, and when it was re-booted no more streaming at all! I don't know if the cable is bad or if it's the port on the computer. I am able to do everything else on the computer, internet, etc. Thanks! Any help would be appreciated.

A:HDMI cable issue

I hooked up the cable to my older laptop and it works- streams Netflix to my tv. Click to expand...

its unlikely to be the cable

have you downloaded the latest video driver from the HP support site
if you goto desktop area and right click - personalise - display
you may have some control there for HDMI under advance setting - depends on the video adapter you have on the PC

Device Manager
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

Display adapter click on the + > post back the devices listed there

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here
Full details are here http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Posting_a_Screenshot


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Hello out there! I'm new so I apologize and thank you in advance.. I am having a problem with my ethernet cables. I have a cable modem with a blue 25ft ethernet cable that I use with my laptop.. I can plug/unplug this cable with no problem what-so-ever (don't have to restart anything.. there is almost no interruption between connections).. however, I just recently purchased a white 100ft cable (says network patch cable-if that matters) that I can't seem to get to work.. I have done everything I can think of to make this cable work, but everytime I plug it in- nothing happens. I have tried restarting the modem, restarting my computer, even put my ip address in myself (says invalid ip when I try to connect, if it says anything at all) but nothing happens. However, I just took it to my bf's house tonight (he has dsl) and the cable worked perfectly for him. What can I do to make it work?? I was considering buying one of those female-female jack connectors to see if plugging the blue cable into the white cable would do anything.. Help! Thank you in advance to anyone who happens to see this

A:Ethernet cable issue

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I have been having issues with internet connectivity for almost a year. I've exhausted software and other computer issues including win 10 fixes, in addition, I replaced my router about a month or so ago. I'm down to the modem. I'm wondering if it is either an old modem or bad cabling somewhere between the pole and the modem. I'm pasting modem reports from the last episode this morning. These drops are sporadic. Can't seem to predict them or attempt to replicate them. Often they last for a few minutes then everything resets itself and goes back to normal. In fact, I think I miss them sometimes because they are so quick. With my new router, it seems to also go down for a minute or two or three as well. Will come back on its own. These mini outages also effect my Roku devices and wireless printers. The drops can also happen when hardwired into the router. I haven't tried directly through the modem simply because our other devices are needed for business. Thanks in advance. [/URL][/IMG] [/URL][/IMG]

A:modem or cable issue?


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My netgear router (DG834G) has 4 ethernet ports but the internet slot is a phone line connector so you can connect it directly without using modem. However my ntlworld broadband modem (silver) connects to the socket attatched onto the wall via a thick white screw on wire? so connecting it directly past modem isn't an option.

My modem has an ethernet slot in the back which I could connect an ethernet cable to and into the back of the internet slot on my router but it only has a phone line connection for the internet slot?

What do I do?

A:Router cable issue?

Your router is an ADSL modem and not a broadband router.

You have Broadband... not ADSL, you need to buy a broadband router....

You then take the ethernet lead that goes from the modem to your PC and plug that into the socket on the broadband router.

It sounds to me like you should consider getting in someone who knows the difference between the 2 types of routers and can set it up for you.

Or else your going to be there all day just figuring out which wire goes where.

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I have a mini external hard drive that functions normally for my desktop with it's provided 18" cable [which has the standard type A male USB plug on one end, and the mini five pin on the other end].

Wanting to get a longer cable for being able to locate the external hard drive in a more convenient place I first purchased a retractable 36" cable (which was as thin as a string) with the same type terminals, and then a 60" cable with the same terminals and also a cable thickness and insulation the same as that of the supplied hard drive cable.

The hard drive would not function with either of these new cables even though they were designed for this use (connecting electronic devices like camera to computer, etc.). Is the increase in cable length the problem issue, or something else. Instead of the hard drive files automatically loading as they did with the original cable, when using the newly purchased cables I would get a wizard asking if installation software could be searched for on the Internet. I also got a taskbar notice that there was a problem loading the new hardware.

I would appreciate learning what the problem is here if anyone thinks they know why these other and longer cables with the same type terminals aren't working.

A:Length of cable an issue for external HD?

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I recently have had issues with my chrome browser redirecting my page to other sites. I thought my Windows 7 laptop was infected but after running malwarebyte, emsisoft, panda AV, MS essential, they found nothing significant. I even uninstalled and reinstalled my chrome browser but the issue persisted (whereas firefox seems fine).
Today i decided to give chrome browser another chance but then I got the following redirect/popup -
The page at msma2793.biz says
Attention: Time Warner Cable Customer
Read before continuing
It appears that your chrome and chrome (sic) may lack important updates and have pop ads enabled, which puts passwords and data at risks. Please follow these instructions:
Before you use your computer, it is strongly advised to call on 1-844-329-3153 now for immediate PC scan.
1. is my "chrome browser" infected?
2. is my laptop infected?
Any help/suggestion ? Great many thanks.

A:a chrome issue or my cable company's ?

Hi seraphin,
Looks like a general scam pop up rather than an infection. Let's do a few scans for adware just to check
Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:

Click Go and note the saved Result.txt on your desktop, to copy into your reply
Please download AdwCleaner and save to your Desktop.
Right click and "Run as Administrator"
Click on the Scan button.
After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile will open in Notepad for review.
A copy of all logfiles are saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder which was created when running the tool, or you can save it to the desktop to be easily found for your reply.
Please let me know if this application removes something you want to keep on your system
Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Right click and "Run as Administrator".
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
On completion a log will open, note the saved JRT.txt on your desktop to copy into your reply
ESET Online scanner
Follow this link or right click and "copy link location", then paste the link into the address bar on your newly opened browser instance
Note: If using Mozilla Firefox you will need to download esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe when prompted then double click on it to install.
Firstly, Accept the Terms and click Start
Click Enable de... Read more

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Hello All,

I am having a weird problem with my internet connection lately. I have a Motorola Surfboard 5101 cable modem which was working fine for the last one year connected to a dlink 1310 router. From the last two days, I wasn't getting internet with my router, but I get everything when I connect the ethernet cable from the modem directly to my Mac. I thought the router had some issues and replaced it with a Belkin router. But I still face the same issue. Then I re-connected the ethernet cable from the modem directly to my PC now. And I can't get the internet unless the cable guy refreshes it or I do a manual reset. Everytime I change computers connected directly to the internet, I had to refresh. I thought the modem is at fault and replaced it with a Scientific Atlanta modem and I still face the same issue. Everything works with my Mac but nothing works with the PC unless I reset the modem.

One thing I noticed is that, Mac & PC both get a invalid IP the first time I connect, but some how with in 30 sec, Mac is able to refresh itself with a valid IP.

I called the cable guys and they tired for 2 hrs and left it to my own fate.
Please Help. Thanks In Advance

A:Interesting Cable Modem Issue

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Hi there -- I purchased an Airlink101 USB 2.0 Data Transfer Cable in order to transfer data from my old XP PC to my new Vista PC. I installed the included software onto the old PC and plugged the cable in to both computers however my old PC does not detect the connection. I called the Airlink support and they advised me to download the driver from their website which I did. I then tried to re-install the driver (saved to my desktop) however my computer seems to be unable to install the driver. I called Airlink support again and they simply told me that I'd have to return the data transfer cable and try a different dtc that was compatible with my computer. Is this the right fix for this issue or will I simply run into the same problem with a different brand dtc? I don't know why my PC wouldn't be compatible with this particular dtc.... is this a common problem? Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Hey all, I began having this issue with my internet and I'm hoping for some help. I had been using a random wireless network that was open but decided to just order my own internet service. That was about two weeks ago and I've had nothing but issues since.

At seemingly random times (I haven't noticed any rhyme or reason to it) an error will appear that says a network cable is unplugged and the internet will go out. If I leave it alone it will come back online in a few minutes. I have checked about twenty times that the cables are definitely not unplugged. If I wiggle the ethernet cord around where it hooks into my computer it will start acquiring a network address again and will be fine sometimes for a day or other times for five minutes.

I've tried a different NIC and three different cables with no change. I've tried setting the duplex to 100mbs full and that didn't help. I've also had the internet provider come out and they gave me a new modem though they said they couldn't find anything wrong with my original. I'm kinda running out of ideas and this is driving me insane. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Network Cable Is Unplugged issue.

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November 10th, 2008, 12:55 AM #1 (permalink) phufool
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Join Date: Nov 2008
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Network Cable Unplugged Issue

I live in a college dorm and my internet used to work fine until I used my friend's ethernet jack in his dorm. He uses a "switch" that allows more ethernet jacks to be plugged in and I think this messed up my Local Area Connection somehow. Now when I try using the ethernet jack in my room it says "Network cable unplugged" even though I know it is plugged in and is working. The internet works fine if I plug it in my friend's jack though. Anyone know what I can do to fix this? This happened before and I messed around with the Speed & Duplex Settings and it worked... but now when I try that it doesn't work anymore!

If I change the Duplex Setting to 100mbs full, it detects an unidentified network with limited connectivity, but the internet still doesn't work

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In my home office I have 2 printers connected to my main PC with 15 foot cables since forever. Works great.

Keep in mind the USB 2.0 spec for cable length is 5 meters (15+ feet) max. Longer cables than that could result in poor signal timing.

Now I want to reorganize my office and will want to move the PC even further away from the printers. I bought some cheap 6 foot extension USB cables (dumb cables - not extenders) just to test to see if the printers will work. They do! Print, scan, fax - all good.

Just one small problem: every time I start the PC, Windows now 'discovers' the "new hardware". There is the familiar bloop-boop sound (twice) when I reach the desktop. If I am fast with the mouse I can get into Devices & Printers and see that the printers are being discovered. Obviously the signal timing issue on the extended USB cable is to blame.

I can live with this small problem. But I have 2 questions:
Is there some long term problem I could be headed for if I set up this way?
Is there some way to increase the amount of time that Windows reacts to the USB printer connections (registry edit)?
I could also buy some 20 foot, 20 gauge USB cables to increase the signal response, but those are 20 bucks a piece. I'll live with a minor annoyance for $40.

A:A USB cable issue. Advice wanted.

Add a USB hub between the cables.

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My husband has a Cybertron gaming computer.  It just recently started having issues with the video card.  It kept saying that he needed to check it.  Sometimes the screen with shake and then he would not be able to view what he is searching on.
Last night, he restarted his computer and it kept rebooting saying "no signal input, check video cable"  So I manually turned it off.  Can anyone tell me what may be the issue and how to fix the problem?

A:Video Cable/Card issue

Does this problem persist in Safe Mode?

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My internet has been dropping out on me. It seems to only do this when I use a lot of bandwidth. It will drop when playing an online game, or during an internet download. Any help will be much appriciated.

It accually dropped out again when I posted this message, now I have to wait for my modem to reconnect so I can post this.

A:Cable internet conection issue

"Drop" means what? What kind of a cable modem is it? Do you have any routers? Firewalls?

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I am running Windows Vista Home basic and I am haveing a problem.
What im trying to do is to basicaly use my TV as a monitor and i cant seem to get the settings working im very new to vista

I pluged My Svideo cable into my laptop and the "Yellow Adaptor"(as in the red yellow and whte cable) into the yellow video port on my tv in the same way id hook up a console and all i get is a blank screen on my TV I dont know what else im suposto do to Watch movies on my tv

I havent touched any of the settings on my laptop so if someone could walk me through it that would be great


A:Svideo Cable Issue with laptop

Hi, daisuke2, and welcome to the forums.

If you check your laptop's user guide, you'll find the exact procedure, but most laptops have a special key combination on the keyboard to allow the external port to be enabled. On many laptops, especially Dells, I have seen the combination being the Fn key (usually located in the bottom left hand corner) and the F4 or F5 key (If you look carefully, usually in an off color, like purple, or green, or gray, you'll see a couple of icons that look like a monitor (and one looks smaller than the other) separated by a / - that is the correct Fx key to use with the Fn key.

Also, for future reference, you have to remember that when you ask a question, you need to be *very8 specific and include all information possible - for example, I don't know if you're running Vista 64bit or 32bit (not really important), and I don't know if you've ever used an external video display device with your laptop or not, and *most important* I have no idea what your laptop model number is - because with the model number I could download your manual from the manufacturer website and tell you exactly what page to look on to find what I am talking about.


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Situation: In a vehicle, we have a Panasonic CF-52 laptop with Windows XP (client) docked in the front seat and another MicroATX PC with Windows XP in the trunk (server).

The two computers are connected via CAT-6 crossover cable (yes, i'm 110% positive it's crossover) and have been working fine for the past two months until today with the following settings:

Network - Auto-Negotiate

Network - Auto-Negotiate


Client laptop has received error message "<adaptername> is unplugged". YES, the cable is plugged in on both ends and the link lights are active.


Disconnect laptop end and connect to another laptop and it connects to the server PC fine.
Disconnect server end and connect to another laptop and it connects to the client laptop fine.

Changed adapter priority to #1 under Control Panel -> Network Connections -> Advanced Settings.

Now when you unplug the Ethernet and plug it back in, the system tray bubble appears and says "Connected at 1Gbps" for two seconds then says "<adaptername> is unplugged". This happens every time it's unplugged and plugged back in.

Same issue with different crossover cables.

Again, this is especially strange because it has been running fine for two months and also connects right away to other computers ... Read more

A:help! strange issue with crossover cable...

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I live in a college dorm and my internet used to work fine until I used my friend's ethernet jack in his dorm. He uses a "switch" that allows more ethernet jacks to be plugged in and I think this messed up my Local Area Connection somehow. Now when I try using the ethernet jack in my room it says "Network cable unplugged" even though I know it is plugged in and i working. The internet works fine if I plug it in my friend's jack though. Anyone know what I can do to fix this? This happened before and I messed around with the Speed & Duplex Settings and it worked... but now when I try that it doesn't work anymore!

A:Network Cable Unplugged Issue

We had that the other day in the office. Turned out to be a network card problem. Put another network card in (costs about 9) and everything worked again.

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Recently I have switched to a local Cable TV Internet Service. These guys do not provide any modem inside the house. Their modem is located outside from where various branched-out wired lan connections are provided to customers.Thus I have a direct lan cable into my computer's lan port. Now the problem is when I go to My Computer -> Networks, I can see a bunch of unknown computers ( who are of course the other consumers and may be an admin).
I was worried if any of those computers could actually access my files. So I tried to access theirs from my side. I was surprised to see that any computer without a windows password could easily be accessed. For example \\jack-Pc\C:, was showing shared drives on that PC . Those with windows password could not be accessed though.
Just to make things clear, this has nothing to do with internet connection. Whether the internet is on or off, just the lan cable plugged in shows all these computers.
If I turn off network discovery all the computers vanish, google tells me that network admins can access files inspite of network discover/file sharing settings. If I run 'net share' in command prompt it shows all my drives have admin share. So I am afraid that the admin of this stupid network (who could be the isp guys) can actually access my files.Well I googled how to turn admin share off tryu regedit and applied that, but I have the following questions in mind.

1) Can a network admin access my f... Read more

A:Cable TV ISP Broadband Security Issue

I am pretty much sure you can use a router in between that LAN and your computer. Perhaps something with wireless and 4-ports as well if you have a phone/tablet/laptop another PC etc.

This way the routers outer port will get IP from cable company with Internet IP. And your computer will get a local IP, hence separating the networks. And should be able to keep the average Joe out of your network.

Until you get a router, make sure your internet connection is configured as public.

What kind of internet connection did you have before, maybe your old device is compatible and up to the task? If not make sure the router you get is compatible (usually cable routers are different than adsl routers etc - different authentication methods). Ask around or perhaps a local forum for your ISP.

Examle: Linksys Wireless Routers - WRT, Wireless-AC and Smart Wi-Fi there are many brands for routers, not necessarily Linksys.

Regarding your concern: No that admin doesn't have any credentials on your local machine and can't access. But it is not a good practice to expose yourself like that. Not having a password ofcourse is a security issue.

Hope this is clear.

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Am I posting in wrong forum? I'll try not to make new threads but I've
been searching for a while now, it's hard to browse the pages and I'm
in hurry because my comp might die any second!! Do you know any
Swedish forum similar to techspot? Well, I'm Swedish

I still have a AGP system and the day before yesterday the comp didn't start
because it said I haven't connected the Power extension cable!!! I tried over
and over again but it was the same. I opened the comp and reconnected all
cables even if all seemed alright. The comp worked another day...

Yesterday evening it happened again. This time in Windows XP. The screen
started to flicker and a warning message said some ATI driver was missing.
But it was because of the Power extension cable again. I reconnected all
the cables but the comp still claimed about the Power extension cable
over and over again. I gaved up and went to bed. Hopeless.

In the morning (today) I unplugged all extra stuff like sensors and leeds for the
case and I replaced the cables so there was no other stuff on the same cable.
Well... then the comp didn't start because the CPU was unworkable!!! "check
CPU soft menu"... Ok, but I saw nothing wrong in there and PC health looked
good. But the CPU was still unworkable. Back to the CPU soft menu I saw
nothing wrong except I knew that I changed it for many months ago because
I didn't want it to be overclocked. It w... Read more

A:Power extension cable issue

might be the monitor

No replies :/
Ok... Actually I've had no problem since I changed the settings in BIOS
and it's very weird. I've still bought a new power supplie, a Hiper 580W.
I'll install it later I hope it's good ...and quiet enough. The first step in
the upgrade process :dead:

Why I couldn't start my comp and why it said the power extension
cable wasn't connected... Here's what I think, even I'm not a pro.
Sometimes I switched off my old Nokia monitor while the comp was
working a long time during defrag, virus scan and more, because I
thought it will decrease the lifetime and because the screensaver
didn't always work as it should. I think something happend to the
BIOS because the monitor wasn't on... ​

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https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B1-gas1CjFxRRks0TC1ZTzMzNFUThe left half of my screen slightly grays and can only be remedied by pulling the left half forward and holding (as seen in picture). If you leave it alone for a while, the screen will totally gray out or go white-gray over time. Sometimes the screen can be positioned to work, but often not..Note that when hooked to an external monitor, the monitor does not show these problems and displays the desktop withno problems (Cursor moves fine and everything).I feel like the issue is the screen but it displays perfect picture at these certain angles...Could it be the display cable?

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I just installed a wireless router for a home network in which my computer is linked directly to via network cable and the other computer in my home is using a wireless network card.

Now I'm having an issue with my computer -which is linked by a cable- to the wireless router. I continue to receive a message about my "Local Area Connection" informing me that "A Network Cable is disconnected". This message appears about every 15 seconds (down by my clock) and is nonstop during the period my computer is turned on. It has also become annoying since it is always showing up and disappearing (almost like a blinker that has been left on).

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what it may be?

Just so ya know, this NEVER happened when I was connected using a different router that did not have wireless capabilities.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

A:Connectivity Issue - Network Cable Unplugged

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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,Maybe you can help me.After the right hinge loosened, this cable came out and was cut through when the laptop was closed. (at the place of the hinge).The display doesnt turn on anymore since that, before it was working fine. It seems to power the wlan card, but I'm not 100% sure.Does anyone know what it's good for and where I can get a replacement or how to fix the issue?Thank you

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Computer A:
Windows 2000 Pro SP4
no firewall
Static IP address:
Subnet mask:

Computer B:
Windows XP Home SP2
Win XP firewall
Static IP address:
Subnet mask:

Both are on the same workgroup, MSHome

shared folders are on each computer

In network places, "A" can see "B" but "B" cannot see "A"

"A" can ping "B"

"B" pinging "A" results in "request timed out"

"A" can ping itself &

"B" can ping itself &

Same issue with a different cross over cable.

I hope you can help me.


A:Solved: crossover cable connectivity issue

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Hello, i'm karra and im need of some help. Using win 10

i have had my own pc for a while now and up until now i have been using a Wi-Fi adapter. But i saved up some money and went and bought myself a powerline unit. (TP link TL-PA4010P) This is supposed to give me cabled internet. but there is a problem. the powerline is working fine. but when i plug the cable into my pc. nothing happens. and i mean nothing. I really don't know what to do.

It might be a driver issue. for that i have the following screenshot.

here you can clearly see my wi-fi adapter. but also my ethernet controller. when i check it for updates the following happens

So. i really don't know what to do. but i am hating my current internet. PLEASE HELP!

A:Lan Cable not detected. Need help! (Driver or Powerline issue?)

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Right. I am trying to build my first computer (yay me), and I ran into some problems. So far, all the parts that I have, I have gotten for free, so I wanted to continue that trend for the hard drive. I had an old laptop that I am no longer using, so I decided to try using its hard drive for my new computer. I have an adapter for 2.5-3.5 inch IDE drives, but the power cable that is attached to said adapter has only the red and black wires (2 out of the 4 connectors have wires). are the other ones (yellow) necessary, or can they be skipped?

Also, would there be any particular way that I would need to arrange the jumpers on my laptop hard drive, and how would I go about doing so.

thanks for your replies in advance


New comp specs:
-Asus Tusi-M motherboard (given to me by a friend's dad). the mobo already had a celeron processor and heatsink attached.--350-Watt PSU
-Being short on cash, I decided that I would use the motherboard's built-in video chipset for the time being (upgrade in future)
-512 mb RAM
-30GB laptop hard drive
-integrated sound card

(as a side note, anyone got any suggestions on a cheap graphics card? Not anything top of the line, think 50-60 bucks.

A:Hard drive power cable issue

A 2.5 inch drive only uses the red and black as they run on 5v this means they can be plugged into the USB and ran from the 5v on the USB bus, the yellow wires carry the 12v needed for 3.5 inch drives.

However 2.5 inch drives very rarely have jumpers on them (some do and they are tiny little things) this means the PC would only see it as Master, so bear that in mind when adding any other drives especially those that require the master to be set to have a slave or else it wont work properly.

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Last night I had a lightening hit on my Directv that kill both receivers. Also, my PC will no longer recognize my network cable. Both my modem and wireless router are working just fine. I plugged in a new network cable to ensure it was not that. It still indicated network cable unplugged. Just to make sure, i plugged the new cable into my laptop and it recognized it and I was able to connect to the internet. I looked at my network adapters in the device manager and it indicated all is well.

Any suggestion what it might be?



A:Solved: Network cable issue after storm

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I have an interesting problem...

Recently I have been having trouble with one of my computers. As a result I have now re-installed windows XP 3 or 4 times since the beginning of the year, with the majority of those times being the last 2 months or so.

Internet connectivity stops working. I get a message that a network cable is disconnected. I cannot use the internet.
Strange because it is a dual booting system and my Linux partition has NO TROUBLE connecting.

After I re-install Windows XP everything works fine. Internet works, I can download, surf, email... I then go through the very lengthy time consuming process of re-installing software and registering licenses so the software can work (some packages make it impossible to just use a key phrase).

Sooner or later the internet stops working in XP. This happened again recently, when I boot to linux it works so I know it is not the hardware.
I tried changing the speed and duplex setting from auto to 10 or 100 mb full or half. No change, no internet connection.
I have tried removing and re-installing the driver for the network adapter.

I removed my hard drive and I re-installed XP to a smaller hard drive and, yes, I can connect again.

I do NOT want to go through the process of re-installing software or license rights again. Besides, it may only fail again in a few days/weeks.
I would like to be able to fix this on my XP installation.

How do I ...

1. Find out what is broken and fix it?

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A:Recurring network cable unplugged issue

<<I do NOT want to go through the process of re-installing software or license rights again. Besides, it may only fail again in a few days/weeks.
I would like to be able to fix this on my XP installation.>>

My simple answer for that is to clone your Windows install...when all is well. When things go wrong, just restore the clone.

But...Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 and we can take a look at basic things.


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When I use wireless I get massive lag issues, sometimes it runs smoothly somedays and others its just unplayable

A friend who had the same found plugging in his cable straight from the modem solved this

I did the same and when the cable is plugged in I can't even connect to game servers

The easiest game to test this with is arma as you can't even connect without the anti cheat having a connection to you
I do get as far as th game lobby and after 30 seconds with the cable connected to my pc I get kicked as it can't connect to the game, however an interesting thing is if I pull out the cable and activate wireless I get an instant connectik to the game but my ping goes way up, I then test this again by disabling wireless and putting in the cable and I lose connection to the game

Oddly when I use steam with wireless I get a download rate for games and updates if about 200kb/s but with the cable plugged in I get 900+ so it's definantly working it just won't let me play games online and normally Internet runs much faster for videos etc while the cable is plugged in

My Internet provider which is sky assure me nothing is in place that should be blocking and quite frankly treat me like in dumb as all they want is for me to keep resetting the modem or say perhaps my computer can't play the game

I can pay with wireless but just get heavy lag issues

I have bought a new PC recently and have th same problem

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A:Very odd pc gaming issue when cable is plugged in, wireless is ok

Have you updated to the latest drivers for your ETHERNET card? Whats the make and EXACT model number of that PC you are having problems with? Also whats your OS? 32bit or 64bit? Whats your Routers make and model number? Modem make and model number?

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Hello there,  As others with x230's have found, I have an issue with the screen fading/graying out then developing vertical lines over the entire screen. Pressing the screen bottom screen border resolves it for a split second then it occurs again, though resolves usually after pressing it at various points along the plastic lower edge maybe 3-6 times, sometimes with slight flickering of whites after. Runngin at 60hz http://i.imgur.com/69mp9YI.jpg http://i.imgur.com/aBbeDiF.jpg I bought it on ebay so don't have any warranty information, unfortunately. It appears to be the LCD connector or cable. Is it possible to open it up and fix that somehow, or should I buy an IPS screen (the current screen isn't IPS I believe) and replace it myself? Thanks for your help.


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A:X230 screen issue - LCD Cable or cnonnector

Hi Rainio, Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are facing an issue with Display on your ThinkPad X230. This kind of issue will occurs in both the cases with LCD panel and with LCD cable, I suggest you to first check with reseating the LCD cable once. Will the screen flickers when you shake the LCD screen? Reseating the LCD cable Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar

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Recently I have switched to a local Cable TV Internet Service. These guys do not provide any modem inside the house. Their modem is located outside from where various branched-out wired lan connections are provided to customers.Thus I have a direct lan cable into my computer's lan port. Now the problem is when I go to My Computer -> Networks, I can see a bunch of unknown computers ( who are of course the other consumers and may be an admin).


I was worried if any of those computers could actually access my files. So I tried to access theirs from my side. I was surprised to see that any computer without a windows password could easily be accessed. For example \\jack-Pc\C:, was showing shared drives on that PC . Those with windows password could not be accessed though.
Just to make things clear, this has nothing to do with internet connection. Whether the internet is on or off, just the lan cable plugged in shows all these computers.
If I turn off network discovery all the computers vanish, google tells me that network admins can access files inspite of network discover/file sharing settings. If I run 'net share' in command prompt it shows all my drives have admin share. So I am afraid that the admin of this stupid network (who could be the isp guys) can actually access my files.Well I googled how to turn admin share off tryu regedit and applied that, but I have the following questions in mind.

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A:Solved: Cable TV ISP Broadband Security Issue

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I have a card in my PC for cable, so I use my computer to record my favorite shows through Windows Media Center. My cable company sent a letter stating that we would be required to have a jumper box for each tv, which they will provide for free because our cable will only be available through the cable boxes, even for basic cable subscribers.

So after installing the jumper boxes, recording my shows has become next to impossible. The cable comes into the box, and there is a switch on the back of the box (similar to the old R/F switches) that says Channel 3/Channel 4. You switch it to 3, put your TV on 3, and watch TV using the remote provided with this box. When I record a show now, I have to tell my computer to record channel 3 and pick the shows on channel 3 that line up with what I actually want recorded, turn the box to the channel I want to record, and wait.

It almost seems like I am going backwards here with technology. Is there a way around this? I can't figure anything out other than what I am doing, which sucks because if a show on channel 3 ends, there is a pause in the recording, which is pretty darn annoying. Thanks in advance if anyone has any clue what I can do!

A:Cable/Windows Media Center Issue

What kind of "card" do you have in your PC? Sounds like you have an older TV tuner card, which is obsolete with digital/encrypted digital broadcasting. All you need is new technology, such as this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004HKIB6E?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00

Assuming your cable company offers cable card support, you place a cable card into the box above. It can then tune all of the cable channels for which you are paying.

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I live in Brooklyn NY and i having slowly internet connection and unstable connection with TWC. please help me
i'm using 10MB download which is 29.99/month and my OS is Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
here is the tracert Google result below:

1 19 ms 68 ms 49 ms
2 26 ms 11 ms 7 ms gig-2-4-nycmnys-rtr1.nyc.rr.com []
3 19 ms 23 ms 35 ms tenge-0-4-0-7-nyquny91-rtr001.nyc.rr.com [24.29.
4 43 ms 58 ms 60 ms bun6-nyquny91-rtr002.nyc.rr.com []

5 40 ms 32 ms 43 ms
6 48 ms 19 ms 17 ms ae-0-0.cr0.nyc30.tbone.rr.com []
7 49 ms 99 ms 29 ms
8 13 ms 20 ms 47 ms ae-1-0.pr0.dca10.tbone.rr.com []
9 24 ms 52 ms 19 ms
10 36 ms 41 ms 79 ms
11 26 ms 27 ms 42 ms
12 76 ms 47 ms 46 ms
13 45 ms * *
14 71 ms 68 ms 67 ms vw-in-f104.1e100.net []

it seems there's some problem with my connection. i had call TWC many many times and they sent their worker to my home tried to fix it but they were useless.
if anyone knows how to fix it please help me and thanks
if need more info just tell me i will try my best.

A:I need help with Time Warner Cable Connection issue

Your IP is a internal IP. So your going through there Proxy server before getting onto the NET. You dont have your OWN IP. For Example I have A ip of [] and it changes every time I restart the PC. I'm unsure to why your SP is doing this but I would ask if its them. and there routing.

Tracing route to gig-2-4-nycmnys-rtr1.nyc.rr.com []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 13 ms 12 ms 18 ms cpc4-tonb3-2-0-gw.croy.cable.virginmedia.com []
2 13 ms 22 ms 25 ms tonb-geam-1a-ge112.network.virginmedia.net []
3 14 ms 22 ms 10 ms croy-core-1a-tenge81-489.network.virginmedia.net []
4 30 ms 9 ms 12 ms croy-core-2a-ae2-0.network.virginmedia.net []
5 20 ms 11 ms 17 ms brnt-bb-1a-ae9-0.network.virginmedia.net []
6 127 ms 124 ms 130 ms so-10-3-0-xcr1.lnd.cw.net []
7 205 ms 204 ms 192 ms xe-5-3-0-xcr1.nyk.cw.net []
8 95 ms 95 ms 119 ms twc.nyk.cw.net []
9 93 ms 95 ms 97 ms ae-2-0.cr0.nyc30.tbone.rr.com []
10 113 ms 107 ms 107 ms
11 104 ms * 101 ms bun6-nycmnytg-rtr001.nyc.rr.com []
12 97 ms 99 ms 105 ms tengig-1-1-nycmnyhubs-rtr02.nyc.rr.com []
13 105 ms 124 ms 92 ms gig-2-4-nycmnys-rtr1.nyc.rr.com []

Trace complete.

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Hello, Monitor Status displays:--MONITOR STATUSDVI: No SignalHDMI: No SignalVGA: Active Auto-Switch Source: OffDefault Source: VGA Recommended Settings: 1920 x 1080 - 60 Hz-- I only have VGA cables, so I do not use DVI or HDMI to connect monitor to computer. I was configuring the On-Screen Display (OSD) when I accidently went into Source Control Options and changed the video source from VGA to HDMI (or DVI, whichever one is placed directly above VGA). By default, auto-switch should be on, but I turned it off a month prior. Computer is not affected, only monitor. I have tried to access the Source Control Options, but the OSD does not pop up. My question is: is it possible to fix this issue, error without purchasing the other 2 types of cables? Is it possible to open up the OSD? Help from an HP Expert or the community will be much appreciated. If you need me to provide more information, I will be happy to comply.


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A:"Check Video Cable" Message on HP 2311x (different issue tha...

Please try performing a hard reset on your 2311x monitor; 1. Disconnect the power cord from the monitor.2. Hold down the power button for 30 seconds.3. Plug the power cord back into pc. This should clear your current video source issue and your OSD issue by returning the settings to factory. Please send KUDOs

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Hello all.

On my desktop in Windows XP I'm getting Network Cable Unplugged. I have Fedora 8 installed on the same drive and when I run that I can access the internet just fine. I've taken the wire out of my desktop and put it in my laptop and it works fine there as well.

What really gets me is that I can get on the Internet in Fedora, on the same computer, which wipes out all ideas of hardware issues correct?

I don't know what this means exactly but the network activity light (the light next the network jack) is on when running Fedora and off when running XP.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


A:Network Cable Unplugged - not your normal issue its a stumper

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Hello, I am running off of a Window's 7 OS and earlier today i was watching youtube video's and received out of nowhere this blue screen that forced me to restart my computer. Unfortunately i do not remember what it advised.... With that being said, my issue is this. Every 15 to 20 minutes my (wired) connection will turn off just on the PC side while im surfing the web or not. My Cox cable modem still has internet going on just fine and im forced to reset my modem to just get internet back. Everytime i try to diagnose the networking issue it explains that my ethernet is the problem. I know for a fact that my ethernet cable is fine, in fact i tried a brand new one just to make sure and the same thing happened. I've even tried going into black screen and flushing/renewing ip address....doesnt work either. I've updated all my drivers also. If it helps my computer is less then a year old and i take great care of my computer. I seriously doubt a hardware malfuntion is the issue but im open to all options at this point. The only thing that i can think of is that i might have messed up the internet all by my lonesome and the blue screen had nothing to do with it. I can say that im not that good with networking and i was trying to put in a password of some sort in my (wireless) connection because of my neighbor vamping off of my connection. It seems soon after that i started to experience all of these issues and eventually progressed into the situation i am in now... Read more

A:Wired Networking issue involving Ethernet cable

With that being said, my issue is this. Every 15 to 20 minutes my (wired) connection will turn off just on the PC side while im surfing the web or not.Click to expand...

would you post the following tests when the internet is working OK, and then repeat ALL the tests when the internet disconnects.
Make sure you also indicate on the reply which tests are for what condition.

Please post back here the make and exact model of the router and if you have a separate modem, the make and exact model of the modem.

Please make a note of the status of the lights on the modem and on the router when working normally - post that light status here.
Now when the internet disconnects make a note of the status of the lights for the modem and router here again. also note which have changed.

What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, Mcafee , AVG etc

ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

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