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Old 12-26-2012, 12:53 AM   #1
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damaged the usb port on my laptop - will this cause a short?

Stepped on a cord that pulled my USB port over; the laptop works fine. I don't have any need for the port, should I just leave it alone? My only fear is that down the road it'll short, I don't mind removing the port entirely/or repairing it so long as it remains functional.

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Old 12-26-2012, 12:56 AM   #2
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holy **** lol

it looks like you throw that lap top around for fun.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:58 AM   #3
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take it apart and straighten it out, resolder the leads to the pcb
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:47 AM   #4
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it's fine, the whole plug is still intact
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:45 PM   #5
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I had someone bring a computer into their work that wouldn't boot up.

the pins inside of one of the usb ports were bent, and touching the outside of the port.. I disconnected that usb port from the motherboard and the computer worked fine.

Yes, it is possible for a usb port to short out and prevent a computer from booting.

But you do not have this problem. you have other problems..

what is the thing below that laptop? it is pretty scuffed up too..
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