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Not Your Typical Computer Problem
« on: Sun Jul 13, 2008 - 21:27:38 »
Not that I've done something stupid or anything.... ::blushing::

I thought I'd hook the church's laptop up to my cable modem to download some stuff.  In removing the cable from my desktop, I broke off the little thingy (technical name  ::tippinghat::) that holds the cable in the computer.  I didn't think this was important, but couldn't get a connection when I plugged it into the laptop.  I plugged it back into the desktop--still no connection. 

Obviously, the thingy did make a difference, so I superglued it back on.

Then I tried to put the cable back into the desktop.  It wouldn't fit.  I took a look at the cable and saw that I'd superglued the cable onto the wrong side.  ::doh:: (I won't overuse this emoticon, but I could.)

I took it off and superglued it onto the correct spot, then inserted the cable into the desktop.  It fit perfectly.

But the "no internet connection" error still came on.

I panicked.  Looked around for an answer, decided that I had somehow torn up the cable, and then....

noticed that the cable had pulled out of the modem.   ::doh:: (okay, twice won't hurt.)

I plugged it in and, of course, the internet came back on.  The little thingy never was my problem.  ::doh:: (that's three times.)

So I typed a while and surfed a bit, then decided to hook up the laptop.  I started to unplug the cable from the desktop and...

yeah.  The cable in now superglued into the computer. ::doh:: (make it 4.)

So, does anyone know how to get a superglued cable connector out of a computer?  ::shrug::

fwiw, I'm currently trying acetone on a q-tip, but I can't seem to get it into the problem area.  I would try pliers, but I'm afraid I'd break off the connector.

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Not Your Typical Computer Problem
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Re: Not Your Typical Computer Problem
« Reply #1 on: Mon Jul 14, 2008 - 17:21:31 »
Marc, If you can't get it out, you could be just leave the cable attached to the desktop.  If you need to use the laptop just buy another cable.  You'd just have to crawl back to where ever your wall connection is to connect/disconnect.  But really how often to you do that?  If you do it often, buy a extension cable with a connector.

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Re: Not Your Typical Computer Problem
« Reply #2 on: Mon Jul 14, 2008 - 17:28:44 »
Marc, If you can't get it out, you could be just leave the cable attached to the desktop.  If you need to use the laptop just buy another cable.  You'd just have to crawl back to where ever your wall connection is to connect/disconnect.  But really how often to you do that?  If you do it often, buy a extension cable with a connector.


I bought another cable today and have just removed it from the package, after a long, bloody battle.

 

     
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