troubleshooting Question

How to physically fix loose USB port

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Have you had a loose usb port that has a intermittent connection depending on how the usb device fit into the port?
When the device is wiggled it will make a connection.  But not always.
The port seems physically stable in all other respects
I have a laptop port that does this,  being used 10,000 times it was bound to fail.
Googling I find stuff about replacing the port through a long process of disassemble and un/soldering.
Is there a way of just using a pick to pry the contacts up, spray with WD40...or something less intensely invasive  than the solder fix?
I don’t have a spare loose usb port to perform a autopsy on.

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