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Is it possible to get a replacement usb plug-in? My pins got bent beyond repair

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If you have onboard USB, that is your USB is integrated into your motherboard, then you may not be able to remove them. However, don't loss heart, there are many USB add-on cards or even circuits which can be attached to your casing and then connected to the motherboard of your computer. Now if you can not get any of these, you still can get external USB connectors which conatins many USB connetors and you can attach that externally to your computer.

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If the laptop switches off as soon as you insert the usb cable, there is a problem with either the usb socket or the cable. It is a safety system which stops usb power being re-directed down the usb data lines.
If you have tried multiple cables with the same result then the problem is with the usb socket. try a different socket (a usb hub will help if you are short of spare sockets).
Using a mall light, and maby a magnifying glass, inspect the usb port for bent pins or contacts, some sockets have pins (older dell machines especially) which are not supported at all by plastic backing strip and can be bent easily by inserting the usb plug incorrectly or by children armed with a pen etc.
If you find bent pins (there should be 4 pins evenly spaced or 4 metal strips along a plastic backing peice) remove the battery and attempt to realign the strips with a small screwdriver. switch the laptop on and try a usb plug in the socket - make sure you insert the plug gently and squarely (and the right way round). If the laptop still fails, have another go or ask someone else (who is nimble fingered and technically minded) to try it.
Don't give up (unless you find the socket is broken ie. missing pins) I can guarantee 99% that this is the problem.
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assuming you have a VGA monitor, disconnect the video cable and inspect the pins. Check to make sure that the pins are not bent/crushed or missing (there should be 15 pins in 3 rows). You may need to look at both sides of the cable. If they are crushed/bent, replace the cable if possible. If not possible (because your cable is hard wired to the monitor), try VERY GENTLY to straighten the pins

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I moved my hi-fi system in doing this i bent one of the pins in the conection which conects my subwoofer to the control section I straightened the pin but after that the subwoofer would not turn on.


The pin you bent - was it the common RCA cable that carries the signal? It's replaceable.

Beyond that, we need specific information. Make & model of all involved components is always helpful.

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i,d suggest that the ports are incorrectly wired on the motherboard headers, Or possible Bent Pin on the USB shorting out, when device is connected. 5V+ and 5V- will cause the computer to Arc, and restart.

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call sandisk technical support. :D if its the pin of the player not the cable call them if its the cable try purchasing a new one there are lots of electronic shops out there.

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The things that usually go wrong with KVMs are bent connector pins (usually mouse or keyboard) or the switch itself. Inspect the mouse connector for bent or corroded pins. They are easy to bend and straighten, however, they will eventually break off if you do it often enough. If you find one that is bent the safest way to straighten it is by using a .7 diameter mechanical pencil. Remove the lead, and work the pin carefully into the pencil barrel. Once you have the pin inside the pencil gently straighten it by moving the pencil vertical. If it?s not a bent or corroded pin there isn't a whole lot else you can do other than try to get a warranty replacement or if its expensive enough, repaired.

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