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    Default Repairing a USB slot

    I accidentally tripped over my laptop cable and my laptop fell off the desk. I noticed a small black plastic tab on the floor the following day and realised it's from one of my usb slots. I've heard conflicting reports about my local pc repair store and whether they overchare or not.

    Roughly how much am I looking at getting this repaired?
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    Default Re: Repairing a USB slot

    How goods your soldering?

    Replacement ports are very cheap.

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    Default Re: Repairing a USB slot

    Where do I buy one from mate? On the subject of soldering, are there different sizes of soldering irons? The one I've got seems rather large for finicky jobs like this. I also need one to repair a scart socket on my telly.
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    Default Re: Repairing a USB slot

    they come in all shapes and sizes mate. some of mine are not much bigger than pins on the end. A general iron for what you want would probably have about a 2mm tip on it.

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    Default Re: Repairing a USB slot

    You can get them on eBay from time to time too.

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    Default Re: Repairing a USB slot

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris B View Post
    You can get them on eBay from time to time too.

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    Thanks Chris. I assume these are a generic fitting?
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    Default Re: Repairing a USB slot

    Yeah all USB ports I've fitted have the exact same layout ... I normally pick up the ports from a local store in Glasgow though along with some AC jacks (To repair Dell motherboards).

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    Default Re: Repairing a USB slot

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris B View Post
    Yeah all USB ports I've fitted have the exact same layout ... I normally pick up the ports from a local store in Glasgow though along with some AC jacks (To repair Dell motherboards).
    Thanks mate.
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    Default Re: Repairing a USB slot

    Strange, my local pc shop in Falkirk (chip-Grahams Rd Falkirk) told me this cant be repaired. I assume they are talking shite.
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    Default Re: Repairing a USB slot

    If you've got another working usb port you could always buy a usb hub and save the time, effort, and risk of doing further damage.

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