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Dell inspiron 1545 cd drive

Please how can I locate the usb chip on my dell inspiron 1545 motherboard

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  • Falola Adekunle
    Falola Adekunle Oct 22, 2013

    thanks for the answer, my usb port generated liltle spark while trying to clear the usb area with metal object,.... so my usb port stop work.. and i guess the fault is on the motherboard... really wana fix it if possible

  • Dave C
    Dave C Oct 22, 2013

    There is no reasonable way to fix a blown port, except that you might be lucky and have only blown a fuse.

  • Dave C
    Dave C Oct 22, 2013

    The fuses are generally either 0 ohm surface mount resistors on low end motherboards, or surface mount polyfuses on better motherboards BUT the polyfuses are supposed to reset themselves but they don't always. Generally either are positioned right next to the USB port socket or pin header.



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USB is integrated into the chipset, which is under a secondary heatsink a couple inches away from the CPU heatsink.

Why do you need to do this, since it is not user serviceable nor is there any need to physically access or locate it?

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