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Laptop nic driver shows up correctly. but no light on nic it does not recognize that the cable is attached.
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Question by:meteorman
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by:Tony Barkdull
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please check the socket and the cable end for any damage. Socket contacts may me dirty or broken. On cable end, dividers between contacts could be damaged. If so, try another cable
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by:meteorman
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the socket looks fine.
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by:sjklein42
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Did you check the other end of the cable?
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by:meteorman
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I tried multiple cables. what within the socket could fail? I've never ran into this problem before. Usually if the controller detects the nic it should work.
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by:nobus
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is the lan enabled in the bios?
you can also reset the bios
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by:Callandor
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Try booting with a Knoppix CD http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html to determine if it is the driver or hardware at fault.  If Knoppix works, the hardware is ok.
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by:hdmiller
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Ping loopback

 update firmware
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by:meteorman
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firmware? HDmiller can you be more specific?
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by:hdmiller
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Ugh BIOS, not firmware.  I'd update the driver too if you haven't already.  Have you tried to connect it to other devices?  Another PC or printer?
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by:meteorman
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I have tried it all. The light on the onboard nic doesn't come on to register that there is a cable plugged into it. The computer detects the nic without any errors but does not detect a cable plugged into it. The bios gui has no settings for the nic. Laptop is a DV9000 hp. P.O.S.
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Did you try the Knoppix CD?  If that doesn't work, you have a hardware failure, and will need to use a different adapter.
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by:meteorman
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

There is no solution.
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by:Callandor
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What do you mean?  If hardware is determined to be broken, did you expect a fix for it?  We can only help you determine if it's broken, not tell you how to fix it without replacing it.
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by:nobus
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i even posted some options to fix it...
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by:meteorman
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Nobody including myself has a solution for solving the problem. Nobus solution is like a car been driven around on a flatbed truck. Callendor I don;'t need obvious advise.
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by:Callandor
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Did it ever occur to you that some things can't be done or fixed?  I think you are the one who is unaware that a "that can't be done comment" is a valid solution, and the admins will be along shortly to point that out to you.  No magicians present here, and we are strictly volunteers - we don't get paid whether we solve your problems or not.
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by:nobus
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if there is a problem with the in-built nic -  the only option is to disable that in the bios, and use another one
as Callandor pointed out, we can't repair bad hardware - sorry for that
and tx for the nice comment...
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by:meteorman
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Why can't we all agree that there is no solution. Since no one is getting paid why raise such a fuss. Hopefully in the future anyone who comes across the same issue will no it can't be fixed.

Nobus. My previous comment


I have tried it all. The light on the onboard nic doesn't come on to register that there is a cable plugged into it. The computer detects the nic without any errors but does not detect a cable plugged into it. The bios gui has no settings for the nic. Laptop is a DV9000 hp. P.O.S.
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by:nobus
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>>  Why can't we all agree that there is no solution.   <<   because there is one, as i posted
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by:meteorman
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You're  not much of moderator. More like a dictator. There is no solution to the problem. The vendor who sold me the board agrees with me.

Who is your superior?

It should my choice whether or not to accept an answer.
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by:sjklein42
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Hey!  My advice was just as bad as the other two participants'.  How come I didn't get any points?

Just kidding.   meteorman, I agree with you.

FWIW, I've had nothing but trouble with DV9000s, but usually it is the video chip that goes first.
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by:meteorman
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Yes. Thank you sjklien42. That was my second MOBO exchange for the video chip. I think I would of lost patience and trashed it if I had to change the board a third time especially when everything worked except the NIC.
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