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Originally Posted by golfergolfer View Post

I have no clue when it comes to a soldering iron so that wont help... And maybe I will have to go to a local shop or to dell thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

I would go to a local shop.
You could specifically ask them to take a look at the USB itself, and if they have the right tools, could do the job in about 30 minutes, or maybe in 10.
Would need an experienced solder-er, though.
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Wow so that sucks... I am basically left with out a port and no way to fix it my self... So would anyone be able to fix this or is that it?
    
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I would go to a local shop.
You could specifically ask them to take a look at the USB itself, and if they have the right tools, could do the job in about 30 minutes, or maybe in 10.
Would need an experienced solder-er, though.

Hmm well maybe I will try and take it into a local shop and see what they can do for me.... Thanks for your help!!!! do you have any other ideas?

(I could take this to my friends van though rolleyes.gif) (jokes)
    
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post #14 of 19
Try to pull out what is left of the USB port from your mouse... then you might still be able to use it!

You do have 2 more on the other side... but sorry to say but what you pulled out is how it transfers the data. Contact Dell because that might be covered under warranty since you were just condoning regular use. But other than that, good luck and hope you have steady hands.
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Try to pull out what is left of the USB port from your mouse... then you might still be able to use it!
You do have 2 more on the other side... but sorry to say but what you pulled out is how it transfers the data. Contact Dell because that might be covered under warranty since you were just condoning regular use. But other than that, good luck and hope you have steady hands.

Thanks, I think I will try that after taking it to a local shop thumb.gif
    
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post #16 of 19
i would disasemble it and take it to a repair shop. If u want you could always try and desolder it yourself but i doubt it would cost a lot of money to get it fixed by a professional.
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i would disasemble it and take it to a repair shop. If u want you could always try and desolder it yourself but i doubt it would cost a lot of money to get it fixed by a professional.

Ya I have no idea how to desolder and what not frown.gif Wish I did
    
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post #18 of 19
I don't think any shop would do that work because it'd be impossible to provide any sort of guarantee that it'd work. It's gonna need a new motherboard, plain and simple. However, if you're under warranty it's a breeze. Just call alienware and they'll send someone to your house, you don't even have to bother taking it anywhere.
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post #19 of 19
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I don't think any shop would do that work because it'd be impossible to provide any sort of guarantee that it'd work. It's gonna need a new motherboard, plain and simple. However, if you're under warranty it's a breeze. Just call alienware and they'll send someone to your house, you don't even have to bother taking it anywhere.

Guarantee, no.

However, any experience solder-er should be able to do it with the right tools.
If you take it to a local shop, I'd be prepared to shell out money for a mobo incase they fail to do so.

Many shops won't touch it as it's a very risky repair, and one bad twitch could kill the entire board.
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