USB semi-fried? And no love of airtravel!
It appears my one single solitary USB port is poopx0red and will only work partially. I suppose I should count my blessings, but what that means is that it will not properly eject discs (tried drive on alternate Airs, no problems), I cannot use a powered hub for squat, causes problems with some USB devices, and, oddly (and perhaps this is not related), the thing just DIES above 2000ft or so when flying (a pressure thing, I bet; perhaps not related). Anyway TL;DR - Can I replace the USB port myself? I have no fear of basic soldering and my warranty is definitely out (first model). Is this recommended? More importantly: Are there cheap replacement parts and will I kill my MB by attempting this (assuming I'm not an idiot)?
Is this a good question?