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My USB socket in my laptop won't hold a usb connection. Now I'm unable to use it to hook up to my printer, flashdrive, etc. What should I do? Do you know of and repair shops.

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How old is the laptop?
If it's new enough, you might be able to get Compaq to repair it for you.

If not, wellllll it might be a little tough.
The only place you are going to be able to get replacement parts for it, is through Compaq / HP (they are one in the same)

It doesn't hold it on any of the USB ports?
You might want to try getting a little unpowered USB 4 port hub, and attaching it to the port, and then figure out a way to bond the hub to the port (hot glue, tape etc) just so that you don't have to plug and unplug it. It might be ugly, but it would give you 4 good new ports a lot cheaper then taking it to a shop.

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