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Putting metal tweezers in a USB port


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#1 Pianoman2054

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:55 PM

My daughter decided to try putting tweezers in the USB port. Why? I don't know. Anyway, the computer just emits a high pitched whine now when you turn it on. And that's it. Any ideas on what it could've blown? Or what I could remove to get it to work again? Motherboard shot?

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:07 PM

Take a look at this page. You will see a damaged USB port and a suggestion for curing it. It applies to all computers with USB ports not just Lenovo laptops.

I have fixed inoperative computers due to damaged USB ports using a similar method.

If you do find that the port is damaged and get the pins separated from themselves and the Ports metal shell and the computer works again. I suggest carefully filling the damaged port with something like hot melt glue so nothing can be plugged in that port again. You want to make sure it does not short again.

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