Not that I've done something stupid or anything....
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
) 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.
(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.
(okay, twice won't hurt.)
I plugged it in and, of course, the internet came back on. The little thingy never was my problem.
(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.
(make it 4.)
So, does anyone know how to get a superglued cable connector out of a computer?
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.