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Windows 7: broken usb ports

19 Oct 2011   #1
Bosslady

 
broken usb ports

HI. i have gone and damaged (broken) my 2 usb ports on my laptop i have tried to force the connecters into them ,is there anyway i can buy or use something else or would i be able to get them fixed or would it be to costly
thanks for any help i can get .


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19 Oct 2011   #2
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

If you have one USB port that's still working you could connect a Hub but if they all broken, it will most likely be expensive if they're soldered into the motherboard. On the other hand you might get lucky if they're just plugged in. I would contact your Laptop's Manufacturer service to get more info (esp. since you didn't tell us what brand/model it is
-DG
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19 Oct 2011   #3
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

In what way are the "broken"? Physically or you plug stuff in and nothing happens

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19 Oct 2011   #4
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Bosslady,
I did a quick Aspire search and they all have a least 3 usb ports so you should invest in a good powered usb hub for your desks and a non powered for travel.

Non powered:
Iogear GUH285 USB Mobile HUB - 4-Port, 2.0 Hub at TigerDirect

Powered:
D-Link DUB-H7 USB Hub - 7-Port, USB 2.0 at TigerDirect

Many other examples of brand, make and model are available but you get the idea. Powered styles maintain full speed and reduces power draw on the laptop but requires use of a AC adapter/wall wart.
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19 Oct 2011   #5
Bosslady

 

Thankyou guys for your help. the ports are completly dead .i only have 2 ports and ive damaged them both , a computer is no good without usb ports im really mad that i have done this. does it mean there isnt a solution ,would it be to expensive to have them fixed fed up lol
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19 Oct 2011   #6
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

2 ports left side one port right side, please check very closely.
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19 Oct 2011   #7
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

well if its just the socket thats broken, a skilled person should be able to resolder on new ports. if you have a pci slot you could buy a usb port hub to slide in there
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20 Oct 2011   #8
Bosslady

 
usb ports

Hi. i have checked on computer there are only 2 usb ports and both broke.
my pc is a acer aspire 5532
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20 Oct 2011   #9
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

As shown in the Service Manual those 2 ports are soldered into the motherboard. I don't know if you can find a person skilled enough to solder a multi layer board. But it's not going to be cheap. Sorry

-DG
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20 Oct 2011   #10
Bosslady

 

Thanks for your help. i thought as much
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