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A friend has given me her year and a half old IBook to take a look at. She says she can't connect to the Internet and believes it's because somehow her RJ-45 Ethernet jack has become damaged or loosened. She further says she spoke to a technician at TekServe, a wonderful Mac sales and service store in NYC, who told her it would probably cost about $800 to fix it. Seems incredible to me. Is the ethernet adapter soldered to the system board and would he entire system board need to be replaced just to fix the ethernet jack? What ...

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    Default Broken Ethernet Jack on IBook?

    A friend has given me her year and a half old IBook to take a look at. She
    says she can't connect to the Internet and believes it's because somehow her
    RJ-45 Ethernet jack has become damaged or loosened. She further says she
    spoke to a technician at TekServe, a wonderful Mac sales and service store
    in NYC, who told her it would probably cost about $800 to fix it. Seems
    incredible to me. Is the ethernet adapter soldered to the system board and
    would he entire system board need to be replaced just to fix the ethernet
    jack?

    What is involved in opening an iBook case. Any surprises that might pop out
    and get lost. Is it feasable to open the case and take a look at the
    ethernet adapter and perhaps do a tiny bit of soldering to solve the
    problem?

    Any thought?

    Thanks.

    John


    John Guest

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    Default Re: Broken Ethernet Jack on IBook?

    Good news.

    I plugged in my ethernet cable and just jiggled it a bit and was able to
    connect and sustain the connection. So at least the immediate problem is
    solved.

    Thanks so much for all your help. I learned a bit in the process.

    John
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    > A friend has given me her year and a half old IBook to take a look at. She
    > says she can't connect to the Internet and believes it's because somehow
    her
    > RJ-45 Ethernet jack has become damaged or loosened. She further says she
    > spoke to a technician at TekServe, a wonderful Mac sales and service store
    > in NYC, who told her it would probably cost about $800 to fix it. Seems
    > incredible to me. Is the ethernet adapter soldered to the system board and
    > would he entire system board need to be replaced just to fix the ethernet
    > jack?
    >
    > What is involved in opening an iBook case. Any surprises that might pop
    out
    > and get lost. Is it feasable to open the case and take a look at the
    > ethernet adapter and perhaps do a tiny bit of soldering to solve the
    > problem?
    >
    > Any thought?
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > John
    >
    >

    John Guest

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