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Any way to fix a physically damaged USB port?

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#1 HeyYoWL


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:47 PM

Hey guys because of tangled wires and my own laziness I think the 2 USB 2.0 ports I was using for my mouse and keyboard on the back of my motherboard are now probably warped.  The wires were sorta tight for a while when I was using it and randomly today the sound that Windows makes when you plug in and unplug a new USB device kept playing.  Finally both the keyboard and mouse stopped working.  I tried plugging them into a different usb port and sure enough it works.  Is there any way to fix this sort of thing or am I better off just forgetting about it?

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:27 AM

I'm not sure if I can help... but PICTURES PLZ! :)

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:37 AM

Yep, pics would be great.  In most situations the USB hub is soldered onto the motherboard.  It might be possible to repair it depending on what is actually broken.  You might be able to re-solder the connections if the posts aren't broken.  If the posts are broken it could be a loss if you can't find a replacement USB hub.



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:15 AM


Edited by Disparaitre, 20 September 2014 - 05:23 PM.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:02 PM

Ah.  I don't have pictures because I'm at work but looking at the back of the case last night it looked fine.  But when I plug in both my mouse and keyboard in to those 2 ports the LEDs on both flash on and off.  It sounds like more work than its worth as I've never had good soldering skills and I don't want to unplug everything and take it all apart over 2 USB ports.  I guess the PCI card is the way to go. =\ Thanks guys, I figured as much.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:13 AM

You can replace USB modules, but the sucess will depend on your knowledge & experience of doing that. And there are many other simpler options.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:24 AM

If you have an open PCIe socket an expansionsion card with two or four USB plugs is/are an inexpensive addition.


http://www.amazon.co...s=pcie usb card


http://www.amazon.co...s=pcie usb card


http://www.amazon.co...s=pcie usb card


Reputedly these are not fast USB3 Ports, but should be fine for USB2.0 [usually do not use best USB3 CHIPS]






http://www.amazon.co...ds=pci usb card


http://www.amazon.co...ds=pci usb card


http://www.amazon.co...ds=pci usb card

Edited by ohldboy, 17 February 2013 - 09:28 AM.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:02 AM

I do agree to give an expansion of USB 3.0 ports to your PC.


You could choose:


4 Ports USB 3.0 : http://www.newegg.co...35&Tpk=ht pc001


3 Ports USB 3.0?http://www.newegg.co...N82E16815124119


2 Ports: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16815287015


Or more on newegg or amazon searching usb 3.0 pci-e card

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:56 AM

I wanted to ask about fixing a physically damaged USB  port too! This thread is very helpful. thanks a lot you guys