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USB Flash drive broken

My USB flash drive USB connection broke away from the circuit board. Where I can I take this to be repaired? or can the chip be lifted and placed on to another chasie?

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Hi,
If the USB port is straight onto the motherboard then 'in theory' it can be repaired by soldering another one on, but I wouldn't expect to do fine soldering without damaging any other component on the motherboard, so there is no economical way to repair it.

If it is under warrenty say that it wore out over time, and you have just used it normally, they may replace it under warrenty...

Otherwise your best bet is to buy a USB hub if you need more USB ports.

Hope this helps

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If its broken off the circuit board (motherboard) then forget about fixing it back on......if its a desktop you've got and you have a spare pci slot then you can buy a pci card with usb connections (basically a USB hub)...... if you've got a laptop then you can buy a pcmcia card (like a credit card size USB hub)...both these cards will take the place of your onboard USB and won't cost anywhere near the amount to fix the broken usb ports on the motherboard

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If u take it in to repier in repeir cost u will buy a new pandrive

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Have to be taken to either your local PC repair shop or sent back to the manufacturer. I would send it back to the manufacturer because they are more familiar with your system. There is nothing you can do to fix it has to be fixed on motherboard.

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