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Bad usb port

Plug in usb is broken

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  • Don B Feb 26, 2012

    I think bft_chromegu is a bit of a smart-assed rectal pore..."don't use is" no ****!!!

  • bft_chromegu Feb 26, 2012

    well my answer is as informative as your question lol. if you are hamdy with a soldering iron maybe u can fix it, other than that not much u can do dude.

  • Don B Feb 26, 2012

    Well, somehow the solid tab at the top of the port is gone, not in any stick and the prongs are bent...having never forced anything into the port. I did however hope to get some answer as to where I may search online to purchase one that may replace the original in the back of my laptop...but thank you for your insight.

  • bft_chromegu Feb 26, 2012

    i wouldsuggest try ebay for broken model like yours, or perhaps an elect store like jaycar or radio shack for a generic port that u can solder in. either way itxs gunna be a fairly involved job. unless u can find that bit of plastic (make one?) and glue it back in the port. no glue on the contact surface of the pins :p

  • Don B Feb 26, 2012

    Thanks...I appreciate the ideas!!
    -D

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Could be disabled in the bios, or the usb went out on the motherboard itself.

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