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#1 tschec713

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 01:00 PM

Whenever I plug in any USB device into this specific port the screen turns black, by that point I have already unplugged it knowing that it's probably a bad sign. The jack has two ports put together, only the top one has issues.

Later on I noticed that the port having issues doesn't have the small plastic piece to guide the prongs, which resulted in bending them. I attempted to bend them back. They all slide in fine, but I still get a black screen when I plug something in ( I've also tried other devices with the same outcome )

Is there a possibility that replacing the missing plastic piece would resolve my issue?

This is on a Lenovo Thinkpad T510

Thanks,

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 08:15 PM

I would not attempt to repair a USB port on a laptop. I'd even have to have a very compelling reason to attempt it on a desktop. If you can live without it do so. If you can't, then it may be time for a new motherboard. If the computer is still under warranty you might be able to get some help from the manufacturer.

 

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#3 tschec713

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 09:27 PM

I suppose I could live with it, but honestly I wouldn't have gone through the trouble of making this post if I wanted to just deal with it. Lol

I'll have to look into mobos, I bought it off of eBay so I'm not really sure where it stands on the warranty.

Why exactly wouldn't I want to do any repairs other than the possible result of human error?

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 09:37 PM

You would need to completely tear down the laptop and remove the motherboard. You can see this video on what you would be dealing with.


Edited by JohnC_21, 15 October 2015 - 09:37 PM.


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Posted 15 October 2015 - 09:58 PM

Didn't really want to buy a whole knew mobo just because one of the ports is possibly junk. That and one quick Google search at first glance tells me that I would be spending more than I paid for the entire laptop.

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 10:37 PM

You would not be purchasing a new MB but a new USB connector, removing the old and soldering on a new.

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 08:53 AM

I figured I'd end up doing that. Just wanted to see if there were any other options.

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 09:07 AM

None that I can see. That USB connector is damaged and needs to be replaced. If you can live without it, I would go that route or get yourself a USB hub if you need additional ports.


Edited by JohnC_21, 16 October 2015 - 09:08 AM.


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Posted 17 October 2015 - 08:26 AM

Well I do have a hub, and honestly it's usually a pain to get two USB devices plugged in at the same time on the doubled jacks anyways (with flash drives usually). I'll probably just live with it unless there are any other suggestions, it was just bothering me considering I just bought this last April.

Thanks for all the help guys,

Edited by tschec713, 17 October 2015 - 08:28 AM.





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