replace rj-45 jack on laptop MB

Hewlett-packard / Dv 8125nr
February 9, 2009 at 19:30:51
Specs: xp 2005 MCE, amd 1.8ghz 512mb
So my port only works with one out of 30 cords i own, so i kno something is up. i have acquired an old intel celeron motherboard with a T based 10/100 same as my laptop.

just wondering if anyone had any guides on this sort of thing or should i just grunt through it.

also im perfectly comfortable taking apart my laptop. its easy and might even try it with my eyes closed :)

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February 9, 2009 at 20:44:22
I'd start with checking the actual active wires on the jack at the house. Be sure you know that you might need 4 leads connected on some installs. My guess is the one out of 30 has all 4 wires in the cable.

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February 10, 2009 at 20:48:02
well it used to work with just any cable. then suddenly after being so reliable on wireless for so long, i needed wired for ubuntu updates. since that wouldnt work i went back to xp.

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February 10, 2009 at 21:05:14
Changing the jack on an integrated NIC is not something you want to tackle. I suggest you take a close look in the opening of the port. There are four wires that are springy. I have seen them get moved sideways before. A dental pick and a gentle hand can guide them back in place.

Your problem may be at the wall end or with the cables too.

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