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March 12, 2012 3:50:49 PM

Two of my usb ports on my Acer laptop seems broken. I have only one left to use. Can this be repaired? If not what are my alternatives?
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Frik

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a c 572 D Laptop
March 12, 2012 7:31:31 PM

Hello frikkie12;

It can be repaired.
In some cases it might mean the motherboard needs replacing which might not be cost effective.

You might be able to use a powered USB hub, depending on what you need extra USB ports and what items you need to run on USB.
March 12, 2012 8:12:48 PM

depends why theyve broken - if theyve burnt out because youre using high power portable hdds / charging your iphone constantly - you may have burnt out the controller - then its screwed.

If youve physically damaged the port, it might just need a quick solder.
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a b D Laptop
March 12, 2012 8:48:53 PM

What model of laptop and what USB port (2.0, 3.0)?
March 12, 2012 9:13:31 PM

frikkie12 said:
Two of my usb ports on my Acer laptop seems broken. I have only one left to use. Can this be repaired? If not what are my alternatives?
Thanks
Frik



i wouldnt recomend soldering a new usb port on simply.


dont do this unless you can afford a new one as it will void any warrenty/guarantee and if you slip it could cause you to have to buy a new one anyway





best thing to do is to look for a computer shop near you. a lot just want the buissness so will have a quick look for you if you ask
a c 248 D Laptop
March 13, 2012 12:42:32 AM

Hi :) 

My lappy repair company does this...

We charge £100 in labour to replace a pair....

Get a USB HUB :)  MUCH cheaper...

All the best Brett :) 
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