Lan Turns Off, Any Thoughts?
Posted 24 July 2007 - 08:34 PM
Our concern is the LAN may be bad. I'm looking for any ideas to salvage his xbox. If it is the LAN, is it possible to fix/rig/mod?
I thought about possibly replacing the mobo, but it looks like they cost ~$85-90 anyways and would be a pain to do and wouldn't save much money than buying a new box.
I searched the posts for a while and didn't see a helpful answer to the problem, any thoughts are appreciated.
Thanks in advance
Posted 24 July 2007 - 08:51 PM
what is the xbox connected to? A router or directly to a PC NIC? Did you had some bad weather recently? Maybe static electricity from nearby lightnings damaged the xbox ethernet port. What are the led's doing on the other site? (Most routers also have a Link led that goes on when a network device is connected)
I suppose you have already tried another network cable. It would not be the first time that some pins of the RJ45 connector are not giving a good connection. Sometimes simply unplugging and replugging it can solve such problems.
If it was damaged by a nearby electrostatic discharge, than I think Ebay is your cheapest solution. There are guys on this Forum that are specialised in repairing xbox network problems. The component that usually fails is not easy to replace as it's pin's are very close to each other. You almost need special smd rework tools to replace it.
Posted 25 July 2007 - 01:26 AM
Posted 28 July 2007 - 05:37 PM
You guys are awesome, thanks again!
Posted 31 July 2007 - 12:11 AM
Rather than run new wire, I purchased a Buffalo Ethernet Converter ( http://www.newegg.co...82E16833162168) and it works great! What's really nice about this is that it has 4 ports so if you can connect in 3 other wired devices besides the xbox.
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