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My Elite 8000 Ultra Small computer has a small problem.

The network cable connector keeps blinking, even when the computer is shutdown.

Any remedy??

 

Hans

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Certainly.

 

Just unplug the CAT5 cable.

 

That can be done whether the PC is powered on or off.

 

The blinking led will immediately stop and go dark. 

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Why is that a problem?   CAT5 Connectors are not capable of blinking?

 

The device it is connected to is a NIC and it has a  power led and a connection type led.

 

There is no network traffic and the current draw is minuscule, considering the NIC is not powered on.

 

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It is a very small problem indeed.

It draws my attention at night, when the room is dark.

I was just wondering if the permanent blinking could be stopped one way or another.

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Certainly.

 

Just unplug the CAT5 cable.

 

That can be done whether the PC is powered on or off.

 

The blinking led will immediately stop and go dark. 

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@ericowrote:

Certainly.

 

Just unplug the CAT5 cable.

 

That can be done whether the PC is powered on or off.

 

The blinking led will immediately stop and go dark. 


If I unplug the cable modem I will no longer have access to the internet to complete my work.

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cover the blinking light with tape and be done with it

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@DGroves

I do not disagree with that.  😉 

 

The

 NIC adapters are supposed to blink 

 

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