07-23-2014 03:02 PM
My LAN port seems to be unstable. I insert the cable and hear the clicking sound but no LED turns on. I have to push the cable further to get the indicator on. It may also disconnect if the cable moves.
Is this a faulty port? And, if so, what does it take to fix it? (i.e. what do they replace/fix?)
Thanks in advance!
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07-23-2014 03:16 PM
I assume you've tested a couple of cables, right? And everyone of them does the same thing?
07-23-2014 07:49 PM
Can you shine a light into the port to see if the pins are bent? Because if they are, they can easily be straigthened again. To swap out the port is another matter entirely.
07-24-2014 03:26 AM
07-24-2014 09:04 AM
My pleasure my friend, glad I could help.
I have fixed more bent pins in ethernet ports than I care to remember and sometimes they just get bent for no apparent reason, weary copper in the pins that doesn't spring back to place, little nibs in the plastic casing that catch the pin during movement, the reasons are many for it and not specific to any brand or type of machine.
The only advise I can give on this is to treat your current port with care, as one should always do really, because this can happen at any given time and it is really bad for a laptop if a pin breaks off. That involves pulling out the planar in your machine for a port swap, even sometimes, if the damage to the port is prolonged, the whole motherboard needs replacing,
Instead of such an invasive, expensive and time consuming repair, you can always get a USB ethernet dongle or equivalent.
I hope your current port stays healthy for a long time though.
07-24-2014 08:02 PM