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Topic # 93540 23-Nov-2011 16:50
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Hi, Long story here, but to cut it short, my laptop fell onto the hard kitchen floor off a tall barstool. Anyway, the laptop survived without it freezing even, however on closer inspection, I found that the Ethernet Jack, and Modem Jack, they are on one housing unit, the plastic cracked, and basically seperated, from the main board. They connectors are still attached, but in trying to straighten out the pins, rendered the ethernet jack, or what's left of it totally useless. I was wondering, becuase the motherboard isn't really faulty, it still does what it does, however the jack has just seperated from the main board, and the board isn't cracked that I know of around that area, are their any computer repair places, for a reasonable rate, that could replace the ethernet, and modem connector on the motherboard, without replacing the whole board, because that will just be too costly. Also Laptop was bought by original buyer in South Africa, and therefore is a local SA badged machine, however I've seen a faw well known branded computers use the same model, just their brand. Will that effect anything?

I don't want to spend too much on this, if I can help it.


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  Reply # 548974 23-Nov-2011 16:53
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Whoa, comma, overload,.

Cost prohibitive. You're looking at the upper hundreds to get that sorted.

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  Reply # 548975 23-Nov-2011 17:00
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If you need ethernet, and you still have USB, you could get a usb to ethernet adapter.



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  Reply # 548993 23-Nov-2011 17:53
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Theres a bit of time involved in pulling it apart and putting it back together... and it's the time that costs.

It's possible that the ports are not actually on the motherboard but on a separate one (I've had Compaq machines like this).
But having said all that, since it's been dropped and had further damage caused during an attempt by you to sort it, I can't think of anyone who'd want to warranty that repair...

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  Reply # 549011 23-Nov-2011 18:43
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+1 for wongtop's idea.



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  Reply # 549019 23-Nov-2011 19:01
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gehenna: Whoa, comma, overload,

Wow, I actually read all of the header and couldn't remember most of it by the time I got to the end.
When I saw gehenna's post I realised I was indeed suffering from  Comma Overload.

+ another 1 for wongtops idea.

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