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Two laptop USB sockets do not work


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#1 silver threads

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 10:24 AM

My trusty Acer Aspire laptop of many years has 4 USB sockets, two of which are not working. The problem appears to be that the 2 faulty ones are loose in their seating and move up and down so there is not a good connection. I am using a 4 port external USB plugged into one if the 2 good sockets and wonder if I can have the 2 faulty USBs replaced. I assume the USBs are either fused, or possibly plugged, into the motherboard, if the former, I suppose I am out of luck, but if the latter, maybe it just might be possible to replace them, they appear to be fitted in vertical pairs. As I am using a laptop it may well be impossible to rectify anyway, but I wonder if someone could advise me on this.

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 06:56 PM

Any good quality electronics repair shop should be able to re-solder or install new ones.

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 06:05 PM

Thank you for your advice. I was not sure whether I might be able to have any remedial work done on a laptop but will now look out for a capable repairer.




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