[K12OSN] Onboard Network card not working?

Rob Owens rowens at ptd.net
Fri Apr 6 21:34:01 UTC 2007

Sometimes you can get the board to discharge quickly by pressing the
power button after the power cable is removed.


On Fri, Apr 06, 2007 at 09:23:29AM -0300, Timothy Legge wrote:
> Hi
> This is a bizarre little trick that I have now seen work on two on board
> NICs so I thought I would pass it along.  the most recent issue was a dell
> PC but I believe the other was an ASUS mother board.
> In both cases, the NIC was not working (no lights, no transmit or receive)
> and both had worked previously.
> The solution was to completely unplug all devices and power sources
> (including Ethernet cable) AND remove the battery from the motherboard.  I
> waited several minutes for the board to discharge (the green light on the
> motherboard if it had one went out).  I inserted the battery, rebooted, set
> the time and the NIC worked fine.
> It is a little strange but as I said, it has now fixed two PCs that I know
> of...
> Regards
> Tim

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