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GdpaIke

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My laptop got knocked over and landed on the USB wireless mouse connected to my IBM T22. The port is no longer functional ; I have tried serveral devices with no luck. I realize that this is a very old computer, but it still serves me well. Can I replace my laptop USB port without to much trouble?
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Most likely no. At least you'd have to get a port for that motherboard and solder it on ( after removing the old if it is still attached) or maybe resolder the old one if the port itself isn't damaged. At worst you'd need to replace the motherboard.... However you MIGHT be able to find a pcmcia card with a usb connector on it... I've been told they exist though I've never seen them..
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However you MIGHT be able to find a pcmcia card with a usb connector on it... I've been told they exist though I've never seen them..

http://www.google.co...a...sb 2.0&um=1
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Thanks Dsennette I looked a bit too but no place actually had any.... they mentioned them in the search item of the site but didn't actually have any.
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well i've had to buy a few so i know they exist (and how hard they are to find most of the time)
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well i've had to buy a few so i know they exist (and how hard they are to find most of the time)



LOL yeah I know that situation! Thanks again.... Archiving this for future reference.
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Thank you for the help.

I ordered SYBA NEC Chipset USB 2.0 2-Port PCMCIA Cardbus (5 Year Warranty) for $10.95 + 5.95 shipping from http://www.buyextras.com/index.html
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Glad we were able to help...
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Actually, dell.com has some expresscard adapters, most of them with 2 FireWire and a USB. Take a look at this Belkin one.

I know you've got one already, but this is for anybody else that is interested.

Edited by The Admiral, 06 March 2008 - 08:41 PM.

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