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How to replace a usb port on a compaq computer

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a b à CPUs
November 22, 2010 11:44:12 PM

Hello,
everytime I plug in my flash drive my computer restarts over and over and never connects. And when I plug in my mp3 player nothing happens. Can I replace the usb ports myself?
a b à CPUs
November 22, 2010 11:53:09 PM

sounds like a short.

just get a usb add in card. you can get some usb extension cables to make it convienent (ie not have to plug stuff in the back of computer)
a c 122 à CPUs
November 22, 2010 11:56:10 PM

Are we looking at a front port of back port? If its a front port, the design is prprietary so there is not real easy way to replace it short of finding the same model and taking it from that.

if its a back port it would require a really good soldering job and in most cases since they have started to use wave soldering, near impossible to do without damaging the mobo.

If it is a front port though you could check the solder joints and wires. Most of them have exposed joints and thats a bit easier to fix.

Or do it the easy way and get a PCI USB card.
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