Topic: Broken USB PORT
Date: 12th SEPT-2005
I am not familiar with Laptops but I may have a suggestion - but need to ask a few questions to make I sure I understand what you have
1- You have a Modem Card is it Dial UP ? or what type is it?
2- The broken USB PORT where is it located on Laptop Front Back Side where is it in reference to MODEM JACK
3- You said you bought a USB CARD apparently they are they are [Vertically] [BOTTOM/TOP] of each other -
4- Can you interchange them (Reverse Order) in order to have room for connections?
5- A work around plan There are EXTERNAL USB MODEMS (that connects to USB PORT)
6- How many USB PORTS are on USB CARD? There are Externally Powered USB HUBS with from 2 to 7 USB PORTS if you need more ports
Just how broken is the port? How old is Laptop? Did you get an estimate to repair? I would obtain a [Cost & Time estimate] Need to weigh cost of estimate VS [Work around ideas] & [Upgrading]
You could also look for different PCMCIA Card Manufacturers for USB and Modem to see if any has connectors offset from each other
Just my thoughts -
Edited by Jack123, 12 September 2005 - 11:17 AM.