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programmer4life

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A friends 2 USB ports are broken on her 1.5 year old laptop and I know taking the motherboard out and replacing them is a pain. Is there some adapter that can turn some other peripheral into a USB port for use?

Thanks in advance.
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Make and model of laptop please, do you know if it has a Firewire port!
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Sorry for delay. It's an Acer Aspire 5517. Never seen a firewire.
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Sorry to say that replacing the USB ports is the only option as the laptop does not have a firewire port.
From the laptops specs;

Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Bays None .Expansion Slot(s) 2.0 (total) / 0.0 (free) x Memory - SO DIMM 200-pin .Interfaces 1.0 x Network - VGA - Mini-phone 3.5 mm,
1.0 x Display / video - Input - 4 pin USB Type A,
2.0 x Audio - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm,
1.0 x Hi-Speed USB - Line-out/headphones - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15),
1.0 x Microphone - RJ-45


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