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Laptop with Broken USB Port

I have a user that broke one of her Laptops USB port. It is not worth fixing, I need to find a way of preventing anything accidentally being plugged into that port. I was thing about using silicone. Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
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mapalaska2003
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Silicone is non-conductive so if plugging a USB device into the port breaks the device or screws up the computer, then use, fill the USB entry way with silicone to prevent use.
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
In old days I used wax from candles to fill the broken ports )) But silicon should work as well. Important is - if the place where the broken port is located gets hot during work on this machine - put there something which does not melt. And silicon or wax do melt from heat as far as I know.
Some rubber could suit also perfectly.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Silicon caulking compound, once cured for 24 hours won't melt in normal heat (that would melt wax).
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mapalaska2003Author Commented:
Thanks
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome and I was happy to help
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Standard epoxy resin filler.  Make sure it's a firm mix or you'll never get that system board out again (not that you're ever likely to want to:)).
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Member_2_7961041Commented:
You can buy physical USB port blockers. Professional finish https://www.amazon.co.uk/LINDY-USB-Port-Blocker-Colour/dp/B000I2JWJ0
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