USB port was repeatedly disconnecting but now doesn't work at all
I've tried various troubleshooting options, including
--checking that no USB devices were noted as problematic in device manager
--running the troubleshooter (with no problems indicated)
--disabled and re-enabled each listing in device manager
--switching between my 1st and 2nd USB ports to check fixes (1st port works fine)
--upgrading all device software for all listings in device manager (was not prompted that changes were made and needed to restart pc)
--upgrading power options to disable USB selective suspend when plugged in via power options in control panel
--scanned for hardware changes (none)
--uninstalled USB host controller. After restarting, it recognized the port but devices still don't work when plugged into it.
--adjusted pins on USB port to provide better contact.
That's pretty much every tip I've seen online. Any other suggestions? Is it just dead? If so, can I replace it? I only have two USB ports and need both for everyday use. I've tried purchasing a hub, but it doesn't seem to work with my USB speakers and USB wireless mouse receiver.
Is this a good question?