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Introduction

Over time, the USB ports collect dust, dirt, and can become damaged for a multitude of reasons all of which ultimately lead to connectivity issues. This guide will help you remove the USB ports in order to clean or replace them.

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    • Before opening your laptop, make sure it is powered off.

    • Remove the ten 3.3 mm screws from the base cover using a T5 Torx screwdriver.

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    • Slide the plastic opening tool between the base cover and the frame to pry open the computer.

    • Slowly go around the entire perimeter of the computer until all edges are loose.

    • Make sure the plastic opening tool doesn't go too far into the device.

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    • Remove the panel and place it in a safe location.

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    • Remove the six 3.5 mm screws surrounding the battery using a Phillips 00 screwdriver.

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    • Using either tweezers or your fingers, disconnect the black battery cable by pinching either side of the connector and pulling towards the battery.

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    • Carefully lift and remove the battery.

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    • Remove the four 4 mm screws using the Phillips 00 screwdriver.

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    • Using the plastic opening tool, flip open tab as shown.

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    • Remove the adhesive tape.

    • Flip open the ribbon connecting tab.

    • Carefully lift the ribbon connector from its adhesive.

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    • Remove the speaker and set it on the side.

    • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the cables.

    • Be careful of other cables.

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    • Removing the other speaker by unwinding cables.

    • Lift both speakers carefully.

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    • Use the plastic opening tool to flip open the tab on each ribbon connector as shown.

    • Ribbon connectors can be fragile, so be gentle when disconnecting them.

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    • Remove the three indicated 3.5 mm screws using the Philips 00 screwdriver.

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    • Remove the USB assembly.

    • If this is the side that was not working, then follow the steps backwards from here to put it back together.

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    • On the other side of the laptop, remove the two 3.5 mm screws using the Philips 00 screwdriver.

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    • Remove the two 2.5 mm screws using the Philips 00 screwdriver.

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    • Use the plastic opening tool to lift the metal cable holders.

    • Exercise caution. Cable holders will break if lifted too far.

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    • Lift the USB port up and use the plastic opening tool to loop the wires around the USB port.

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    • Remove the USB assembly using the plastic opening tool.

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    • Disconnect the WiFi card from the USB assembly.

    • Be careful with the connectors on the WiFi card as they are fragile.

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    • Pull the second USB hub off.

    • Be careful when pulling out the cable.

Conclusion

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

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4 Comments

Repaired customers Yoga 3 that had NO working USB ports whatsoever in less than an hour - after cleaning & replacing (no parts needed)

All USB ports were fully functional once again...

Great job & thank you for the help :)

admin - Reply

This guide helped me quite a bit today. I really appreciate you providing it.

Jon Tucich - Reply

Can you please help with information on where to get the DC input USB port part. My USB port is broken and unable to find it

Dheeraj - Reply

None of the 3 USB ports were powering on.

Windows seemed happy and no drivers and bios update helped …

I took apart following this guide, cleaned all ports and PCBs with IPA and a toothbrush and now it’s all working again!

Thank you

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