one of my usb ports on my acer aspire 5332 laptop is broken and now the one that is not broken doesnt work either, how do disable the broken usb port so that the one that is not broken can still work? please help me
hi ~ i have the same problem except both usb ports don't work. I was told that newer laptops no longer have a port the PCMCIA card. any suggestions? Thanks!
January 17, 2012 6:40:25 PM
Were you able to solve your problem as i have the same.
I have a packard bell easynote tj65. One of the usb ports are broken now the rest do not work however i am able to charge devices through the usb ports that do work, but the laptop does not show a device is attached.
You can try making sure none of the broken ports contacts are touching anything but likely damage has been done to the usb controller or hub and since you don't have a pc card slot you're probably out of luck.
I've replaced alot of USB sockets in the past, and the usual cause is as popatim says, the pins touching. They also touch behind the socket on this particular model if the legs have been snapped behind.
i posted this on a new thread, but here is my solution
To those that have posted that their ACER 5332 has broken USB ports, mine failed after a short in a usb device, both USB plugs stopped working, but showed up in device manager ok.
i googled forever and found no solution, its mother board damage apparantly. and more expensive to fix then worth.
i noticed when i used a external usb CD-rom which had one usb for power, and one for read-write- if the power cable was powering from another computer, the ACER would identify the CD Drive and it WORKED!
so i thought, the USB plugs must WORK but lack POWER only,
i went on ebay, brought a usb hub with its own plug power source and using this, i can now use my acer USB and the hub