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MSI 790 board & NIC not gripping RJ45

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September 28, 2010 7:47:05 PM

I currently have a 790GX-G65 mobo, and from the moment I bought it the NIC will not hold the RJ45 head. Once the patch cable is plugged in to it, I can barely pull on it and it will pop right out. Different cables have been tried to make sure. I should have taken it back to Fry's, but since that was the only issue I didn't bother. Since then I've had the HDMI go out, as well as problems with RAM bank 0. I have a RMA with MSI, but considering this is my wife's main system for her school work, I can't have it down for 2 weeks at this time. So, my question is, after all this rambling, is there a pin or something inside the NIC port that I can lightly bend to get it to hold the cable's RJ45 head? I don't want to mess around with it too much, considering I will probably return it once my wife finishes her current semester. Thanks for any info!
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September 28, 2010 7:56:51 PM

I dont think there is a pin in there you can bend, how about trying some tape to hold the cable in?
September 28, 2010 8:06:53 PM

Could try something like that. Really only an annoyance, since I have to double-check that the cable is still firmly plugged in whenever I pull the machine out to open it up, which has been pretty often recently.