Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:02 PM
There is some good discussion and advice given for your problem in link below. the info will help you decide whether you would attempt a repair yourself or not.
Dead USB Port? Here's How to Diagnose and Fix It!
There are several Youtube videos on this. Doing a search using your computer's brand and model might lead you to better info.
It might even be worth considering doing nothing to remove the dongle or repair. Whether using a new dongle in a different port would work or not likely can
only be answered by trying it.
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