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My laptop can't identify a connection/connect to internet

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    My laptop can't identify a connection/connect to internet


    My laptop screen recently broke and yesterday I bought a new monitor for it. I hooked it up with an HDMI cable and everything seemed to be looking okay but then I found out it won't connect to the internet, it didn't even say there where any connection available even thought every other device is currently connected to it. I tried to plug in my ethernet cable and nothing happened. I reinstalled adapter and nothing happened. I was thinking maybe something was damaged with the screen. Can someone help?

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    If trying to use Wifi, most likely the antenna wire was torn if the damage was pretty bad. As for Ethernet, it is possible that adapter is disabled, and needs to be enabled.
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  3. #3


    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Did you drop it?
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  4. #4


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Did you drop it?
    That or someone sat on top of it.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    The Ethernet wasn't setup correctly and yes I dropped it, it was opened.
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