Introduction

USB is essential on modern laptops. Use this guide to fix your broken ports.

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  • Locate and remove the two 5.3 mm Phillips #1 screws holding the back panel in place.

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Image 1/2: The laptop should now be open with the RAM and wifi chip now accessible. Image 2/2: The laptop should now be open with the RAM and wifi chip now accessible.
  • Use a spudger to pry the panel up from the laptop case and remove it.

  • The laptop should now be open with the RAM and wifi chip now accessible.

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  • Locate the wifi chip.

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Image 1/2: Carefully remove the wifi chip. Image 2/2: Carefully remove the wifi chip.
  • Remove the 5 mm Phillips #1 screw holding the wifi chip in place.

  • Carefully remove the wifi chip.

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  • Remove the 8, 9 mm Phillips #1 screws holding the panel in place.

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Image 1/2: Remove the panel and flip it up onto the keyboard Image 2/2: Remove the panel and flip it up onto the keyboard
  • Flip the computer over, and with a spudger, remove the black panel directly below the keyboard.

  • Remove the panel and flip it up onto the keyboard

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Image 1/2: Carefully disconnect the ribbon cable. Image 2/2: Carefully disconnect the ribbon cable.
  • With the panel removed, locate the USB port ribbon cable connecting to the motherboard.

  • Carefully disconnect the ribbon cable.

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  • Unscrew the 5 mm Phillips #1 screw holding the USB ports in place.

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  • The USB ports can now be removed from the laptop.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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