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Compaq Armada E500 PC Notebook usb port problem

I have a broken usb port (only one on the E500). Is it a big job to replace & does anyone have the knowledge to enable me to do it?
Many thanks in anticipation.

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  • DazzBodd Mar 30, 2008

    Many thanks, I'll be having a go next weekend.

  • DazzBodd Mar 30, 2008

    Having decided to have a go at this, I have removed all of the screws from the casing, somewhere in the centre of the unit there must be something still holding the unit together. Anyone have any experience of dismanteling an Amarda E500?

  • Anonymous Jul 28, 2008

    hi i am arsh



    i have a compaq armada e500 notebook. its usb port is damage.

  • jelistar Oct 19, 2008

    yep one usb port and the damn thing doesnt work. not impressed. if i take it into a repair shop how much should i expect to pay, anyone?



    Jeli

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Have you heard of a pcmcia usb card? This is your solution. You can get some for like 10-40 dollars at NewEgg.com and other places. Most stores like tARGET AND bestBuy don't have them, yet and if they do, they are ridiculously expensive and not well supported by those tech guys. Go to NewEgg.com and purchase one. You can plug usb flash drives and other usb devices into a pcmcia slot - where your old wireless cards would plug into before laptops started becoming popular with internal wireless cards built in.

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If the usb connector / port is only damaged it should be a fairly easy task.

Your going to need a few screwdrivers to get the laptop open
and a soldering iron, to remove the port or ports connector(s)
from the motherboard then replace it with a new connector.
if the motherboard is damaged you would most likely have to replace the whole motherboard and that would be way too much money for a few usb ports.

the usb connector only has 4 pins
http://wolfstone.halloweenhost.com/Audio/mpg016_ConnectorUSB.bmp

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  • Ekse Mar 30, 2008

    so you need to use the soldering iron to disconnect 4 pins from the motherboard then, 3 possible metal plateings witch keep the usb connector still on the motherboard.

  • Ekse Mar 30, 2008

    as you can see in this image, this is a male connector found in things you plug into a usb port



    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/187/48269...



    there are the 4 connectors and atleast 2 metals on the side keeping the connector still.

  • Ekse Apr 02, 2008

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    Thanks alot!

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