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Recessed USB Port ?

Friend has a ZD8000. Can someone please tell me, is the USB port on the left hand side of the Laptop meant to be recessed about 6 inches inside the laptop, UNlike most usb ports ??

Please advise.

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  • kiafoster Jan 15, 2009

    What happened is this. Someone ,we dont know who, pushed the power cable
    through the hole that houses the ,allegedly recessed, USB Port. and it got stuck through
    the hole. Admittedly the power socket is close to the shape of a USB port "ish" .
    Anyway I looked at it and told my friend the port had been pushed through into the inner
    part of the laptop. Ive only ever seen normal usb ports. The laptop works fine
    but were worried that it might shake lose and short out so someone took it to a computer
    repair shop who said would cost £50 (75$) to fix. Then 3 days later, today, they
    charged £50 to tell him the port was a recessed usb port and it is meant to be like that.

    Thats why the question. As I say laptop works fine. 6 inches maybe slightly more than is
    but say 3 inches to 4 inches inside. Would need to be skilled to use that USB port
    unless there is special way of plugging into it.

    thanks Kia

  • Michael Lucas
    Michael Lucas May 11, 2010

    If that port is recessed, 6 inches you said, then that port is broken. How is the performance of the Laptop otherwise.


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Through my experience and my friend having the same laptop. His is not like that. I have never heard of a recessed usb port. Most all usb connections on have about a half inch male fitting. Unless you are Tech savvy and know how to open the case and fix it yourself I can see it causing you problems down the road. I could be wrong, but like I said, I've never heard of a recessed usb port. Have a great day and I hope this helps you out.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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