Solved

replace a USB connection on a laptop

Posted on 2011-09-08
3
296 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I was asked if it was possible to replace a USB connection on a toshiba laptop.  Since I've never really had such a request before, I wanted to see if someone has any experience with such a request.  I basically wanted to know how difficult it was and how long it took?  I also wanted to know, how much this USB hardware would typically cost?  And of course, what would be a reasonable charge price for this request?
0
Comment
Question by:ee4itpro
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:tomago
ID: 36507953
I depends on how the USB fits into the case.  Typically the case is designed to fit around the usb port and help to "lock it" into place.  Replacing the USB would be a tedious task and most likely not worth your time or the customer's money.

Trying to reseat the current USB port would be a better idea.  Most likely there is a bad connection between the motherboard on the USB port.  Take note of where and how the USB port is connected to the motherboard and then go ahead a remove it by de-soldering and then re-solder it back down.  

If that doesn't fix the issue then they are better off living with the problem or getting a new laptop.  As far as price, I would just charge them the usual labor charges and quote them an hour or two, depending on your soldering skills.
0
 
LVL 91

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 36509384
here a video to give you an idea of how to do it :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i0-NkFE86M
note it can be difficult to find the part; look also on e-bay for broken similar laptops
0
 
LVL 91

Accepted Solution

by:
nobus earned 500 total points
ID: 36509393
0

Featured Post

IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
SSH commands for Nas4free 21 304
NSD FAIL 2 25
Nortel Baystack 5510-48T Web GUI problems 27 44
Advice on suitable tablet device. 13 62
If your business is like most, chances are you still need to maintain a fax infrastructure for your staff. It’s hard to believe that a communication technology that was thriving in the mid-80s could still be an essential part of your team’s modern I…
Great sound, comfort and fit, excellent build quality, versatility, compatibility. These are just some of the many reasons for choosing a headset from Sennheiser.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

747 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now