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

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

  1. kugino macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2003
    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?

  2. applemacdude macrumors 68040


    Mar 26, 2001
    Over The Rainbow
    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


    Oct 26, 2003
    Cardiff, Wales
    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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