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pablo999a
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USB port on 330-17IKB (Type 81DM) Laptop (ideapad)

Can the USB ports in The Type 81 DM Ideapad laptop be replaced.

 

If so, where is the best place to get the parts?

JDGillis
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Re: USB port on 330-17IKB (Type 81DM) Laptop (ideapad)

Unfortunately the USB ports are soldered to the system/motherboard, and are not listed as a part # by Lenovo   

 

If the correct part could be found, and could find a skilled tech with the right soldering equipment it could be done, but it is certainly not something for the average user to attempt.

 

 

Regards,

 

 

pablo999a
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Re: USB port on 330-17IKB (Type 81DM) Laptop (ideapad)

Thanks very much!

 

Maybe Lenovo should rethink that?

Benji96
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Re: USB port on 330-17IKB (Type 81DM) Laptop (ideapad)

USB ports have never been replaceable besides resoldering new ones, so why should they rethink anything? I mean, unless they are on a daughterboard they are not changeable on any other device as well.

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pablo999a
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Re: USB port on 330-17IKB (Type 81DM) Laptop (ideapad)

Didn't mean to raise hackles.

 

But shouldn't making things easier to replace should always be a goal?

Benji96
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Re: USB port on 330-17IKB (Type 81DM) Laptop (ideapad)

In theory, yes, I am totally at your side with easier repairs. But the slim and light trend is taking a lot away. On a lot of laptops you cannot even access the battery without opening up the device. And USB ports are on the list of parts that have never been switchable.

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