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replace a USB connection on a laptop

Posted on 2011-09-08
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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?
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by:tomago
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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.
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by:nobus
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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
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