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dead X230 ethernet port

#1 Post by pmapper91 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:22 pm

I bought an X230 the other day and it seems it have a dead ethernet port. Every diagnostic program I've tried says everything is fine but when I plug in a cable nothing happens. No connection, no lights on the port, nothing. I'm guessing the port is bad. Does anyone know what part I need to replace it with?

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Re: dead X230 ethernet port

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:58 pm

Looks to be a through hole component so if you are skilled enough with a soldering iron you could in theory remove it but it is a modern motherboard so you could damage it. Past that, it would mean a motherboard swap.
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Re: dead X230 ethernet port

#3 Post by dr_st » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:21 am

What's on the other side of the cable you're plugging in?

Is the laptop docked?

Which OS? Which driver is installed?
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Re: dead X230 ethernet port

#4 Post by pmapper91 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:35 am

I installed KDE Neon on it to learn Linux. Its using whatever driver Neon uses. The other end of the cable plugs into a 5-port D-Link switch. It's not docked.

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