400 mHz PB ethernet doesn't work...help?!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by kugino, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. kugino macrumors 65816

    kugino

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    the ethernet port on my wife's 400 mHz TiBook isn't working. i'm running 10.3, have done all the troubleshooting i know (repair permissions, reboot, etc.), and it's still not working. when it is connected to a network, it doesn't even register anything in the network pref pane. the system profiler says it's there (en0), but it's not working.
    just to clarify - it's a used laptop that her school gave her...we have no prior knowledge of its working/not working...

    can anyone help me? is there a simple way to exchange the ethernet card in the powerbook?

    thanks!
     
  2. applemacdude macrumors 68040

    applemacdude

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    I think the ethernet is solodered in the motherboard. YOu would have to get a completely new motherboard if you want the built in one to work. But then again you can get a pc card ethernet card.....sorry
     
  3. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

    SpaceMagic

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    Exactly the same thing has happened to my iMac Bondi :( only thing there would be a USB ethernet adapter which is slloow...
     

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