I have a Compaq Armada E500 but the pins of the serial port on the back side of the laptop are broken. My question is that if this serial port can be replace or i need to change all the mother board?
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This e500 has USB1.0 and transfer rate will be slow. If you use Win 98 then install the USB driver (get on web) first. Install software then plug in the USB lead from the crw-785 and don't forget to plug in the DC adaptor for the drive, (e500 USB port does not have enough power to run external drives other than some older thumbdrives).
Hello there Many serial port pins use several of the pins but sometimes not all of them It depends upon how the serial port is
wired internally on which pins it uses. But if yours indeed does not work you will have to have it replaced by a computer repair shop or sombody that is able to unsolder the old one from the board and have a new one resoldered one this generally costs about 100 dollars ok hope this helps Best regards mike
The exceeding power cannot be fixed, the port are only allotted and capable of a certain power range. If the ports are faulty, they will need to be replaced, some are removable and some are soldier directly to the motherboard.
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.