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laptop's network adaptor going spazzy


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#1 ZT-repairseek

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 11:03 PM

dunno what's causing it, guys. it's kinda intermittent but windows can't seem to fix it on cue most of the time. seems it fixes itself after a while if it decides it wants to. reports are conflicting but I think the machine may have recieved kinetic shock (IE pulled off it's table) when I wasn't around. think it's about time I drag it into the shop and lose the cost of diagnostics n' a comprehensive physical checkup? <.<

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 06:30 PM

think it's about time I drag it into the shop and lose the cost of diagnostics n' a comprehensive physical checkup?

If you feel this is your best case scenario then I say go for it.

Laptop's have a modular type connection on devices such as how this network adapter is connected to the motherboard.

Sudden impacts, can cause modular devices to become disconnected from ribbon wires or ZIF connectors.

Opening the laptop is probably the only way you are going to fix this problem yourself, I do not believe this is a Windows or software related issue, it is most likely an intermittent mechanical connection issue.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 11:47 AM

well. it stopped identifying last night and hasn't decided to do so again yet. gonna bite the bullet trying to reboot it, but if all else fails I'm gonna have to assume it's time for the shop. $50 minimum I don't have, ugh. but since I have no experience opening up laptops beyond removing the HDD/ram covers.... *sigh*

*edit* whoa crap. made it show the POST while trying to reboot, decided to go to the bios... I saw a bunch of error messages scroll past just before it opened BIOS setup. this is... bad, I'd say.

*edit2* oh joy. now it's not bothering to power up the display. I get the optical drive's noises, then the fan goes into high gear, and that's that. >{CENSORED}<.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 02:11 PM

Please post the make and model number of this laptop, I want to see if I can find some decent on-line service manuals that may be useful enough for you to try diagnosing this problem yourself.

Hey, if I can help you save that $50.00 or so in cash, that will make my day! :thumbup2:

Once you post that information, I'll try my best, can't guarantee anything, but it's worth a look.

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