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I have 2 of the 3 usb ports that are busted on my laptop and they have caused both of my fans to short out, is this an easy fix by just buying the parts and replacing or are laptops a little bit more complicated than the pc fix?
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More complicated. Just taking apart most laptops and putting them together exactly the same way is can be pretty annoying.

You might be able to find fans and replace those, but you'll want to check to make sure its a problem with the fans, and not the power going to the fan header.

The USB ports would probably have to be desoldered and replacements (not hard to find) would have to be soldered back on. Going to take a good soldering gun and a solder sucker, ports are usually attached quite securely.
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More complicated. Just taking apart most laptops and putting them together exactly the same way is can be pretty annoying.

You might be able to find fans and replace those, but you'll want to check to make sure its a problem with the fans, and not the power going to the fan header.

The USB ports would probably have to be desoldered and replacements (not hard to find) would have to be soldered back on. Going to take a good soldering gun and a solder sucker, ports are usually attached quite securely.

As said in previous post u need to desolder the current ones then solder new ones in but its not that easy to find the parts i have done them myself as i have a soldering station also as said before its a big pain in the A$$ to take lappys apart.gud luck
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Yeah that sounds like too much work seeing as I have never worked on laptops before, I had this problem before with the fans and they were replaced for about 120 dollars for both of them but I didn't realize that it was the usb ports there were bad til it happened the second time. When I plugged something into them it crashed the comp and when I rebooted it the fans were out so I guess I will have to just see how much to fix it at a shop or just give up on it. I have a well built comp that does is perfect for the gaming I do I just wanted to be able to use my laptop for what is was meant for and not have it over heat on me :/. Thanks for the help dude
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