Wednesday, October 17, 2007

An interesting question regarding the impossible

I got this question on my USB to Ethernet adapter auction on eBay:

Question: Hi there... hoping you can help me! My friend knocked her imac g4 off a table and the usb ports broke off. I sent the board in to laptop rescuer who soldered them back on but alas they still do not work! So, am at a loss. Hoping perhaps to find ethernet to usb support? or firewire to usb? any thoughts? thanks


Answer: Sorry ... there is no such thing as an ethernet / USB bridge. The only thing you could do is use the unit as a netbooted Mac at this point. You could control it through a network ... that's all.

2 comments:

java said...

This is not an difficult job for the real component level computer repairs. You can contact Laptop Rescuer again and find out why your computer is not fixable. I am sure they can fix it. I sent my HP DV9000 with bad PCMCIA, USB, Firewire ports to Laptop Rescuer. They fixed my computer and return it back to me in 3 days. The computer works like a champ.

fixyourthinking said...

It's expensive though