10-12-2019 06:34 PM
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.
10-13-2019 09:56 AM
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.
10-13-2019 10:31 AM
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.