She had it loaded down with all sorts of spyware and viruses, to the point it wasn't even worth trying to use. She stopped using it two years ago.
I have most of it cleaned up, and now I am playing with the hardware issues.
I replaced the screen and keyboard from an old unit I found, and am now dealing with a faulty USB port.
Her EeePC has two USB 2.0 ports built in. One of them works fine, and the other one kills the computer when anything is plugged in to it.
It happens immediately when you plug something in, it just powers off ((doesn't go through the shutdown routine)). It seems to be a bit of a short.
I don't have any problems soldering or changing hardware parts as I have plenty of experience doing both, I am just wondering if anyone has any experience replacing a USB port in one of these units (or something similar) as I would like to know what i'm getting myself into before beginning.
Thanks in advance.
EDIT: after looking a bit closer, the troubled USB (on the right)is missing that horizontal flat piece, so when I look in to the port all I can see are 3 prongs.
See pic, troubled one is on the right, good one is on the left.
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Edited by crybllrd, 17 May 2012 - 02:33 AM.