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Damaged USB port

Our Canon (bought in 2004) is set up with a USB port, rather than a firewire. I hooked it up to our MAC, in hopes of transfering our tapes to DVDs and didn't get a response...no camera detected. When I looked carefully at the port on the camera (5prongs) I noticed that one of the prongs is bent. Is something like this repairable? If so, any idea on the cost? Or could we get the parts somewhere and do it ourselves? I'd really like to be able to continue using this camera rather than purchasing another just because a prong is out of place...otherwise the camera works just fine. Thanks for your help.

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THIS PORT IS SOLDERED INTO BOARD.. YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO BEND IT BACK VERY CAREFULL=Y. BUT MOST LIKELY IT WILL JUST BREAK OFF. THE PINS ARE VERY FRAGILE.U MIGHT WANT TO CHECK WITH WWW.PARTSTORE.COM FOR PARTS BUT THIS WILL BE HARD TO FIX

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