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Not recognizing LAN port anymore...

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So one of my LAN ports just randomly stopped working... Any ideas what would cause that or how to fix it?

Tried reinstalling the drivers and it just hangs on the ethernet driver installation.
post #2 of 12
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Tried a BIOS flash and it didn't fix it...
post #3 of 12
I would get a flashlight and look down into it, and see if anything looks like it came loose or anything like that. Otherwise, there probally isn't a whole lot you can do .
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Check for any metal or maybe artic silver that got on the motherboard and shorted somthing out. I know few years back in 478 days on my msi 865pe-pfs if you put the motherboard in a certain way it shorted the lan out.
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Fry's will have network cards on sale for 99 cents, so if you have a spare PCI slot it would probally be easier to get a network card then to fix it.
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post #6 of 12
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Neither LAN port is working.

Bad note:
Shortly prior to the LAN ports stopping, I smelled a slight 'hot' smell...
post #7 of 12
sounds like you had a short somewere the lan and onboard sound usualy first to go.
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post #8 of 12
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Ugh... guess RMA time?
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It's funny you should mention that. My dad just had the EXACT same thing happen with his computer, with no warning or indication of the problem. He's bringing his PC by next weekend for me to take a look at it. If I find anything out, I'll be sure to post back.
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by C-bro View Post
It's funny you should mention that. My dad just had the EXACT same thing happen with his computer, with no warning or indication of the problem. He's bringing his PC by next weekend for me to take a look at it. If I find anything out, I'll be sure to post back.
Happen to know what motherboard he has?
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