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The pins on the USB cord seems to be a bit twisted

I was using it frequently and then all of a sudden, the USB wouldn't go inside the port. I looked at the usb and the pins seem to be a little raised.

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you may need to replace the usb cord but be careful you dont damage your usb ports.

another option for you is to buy a hub which plugs into to your usb port and provided 2 or more usb ports for you to use.

this will help stop and damage to your laptop ports


Posted on Nov 28, 2012

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    latha_nair Nov 28, 2012

    We just travelled to India yesterday and will be here for a few months. I will go to a computer store tomorrow and see if they can replace my usb cord.

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    latha_nair Nov 30, 2012

    I haven't had time to go get another cord. I will try and get another cord. Will let you know. Thanks for trying to help.

  • Aries Nov 30, 2012

    Hi i hope im talking about the right cord USB cord and not the Ethernet cord for the internet connection either way replacing them will help your situation cheers

  • latha_nair
    latha_nair Nov 30, 2012

    My husband was looking at the cord and thinks that it might be a usb3 and might need an adapter to go into a usb2 port. Could that be right? But, I've been using the same cord for the laptop before and there was no adapters for it.

  • Aries Nov 30, 2012

    Hi all USB cords are the same, its the data transfer speed on the pc or laptop that has increased to accommodate USB speeds of 1 2 or 3, heres some pics to help pic 1, standard usb cord pic 2, small and standard USB cord pic 3, standard ethernet cord for internet pic 4, laptop power cord, pic 5, one design of a usb hub i hope this helps cheers



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