12-11-2018 05:36 AM
I have a pretty new Yoga 920-13IKB. The USB Type A port just stopped working out of the blue yesterday. I tried the normal stuff like deleting the usb entries in device manager, disabling fastboot and trying different devices, but nothing is recognized. I have a USB C to USB A adapter and when I plug a USB A device into the laptop via the USB C port/adapter, that does work fine. The USB A port does charge my phone though, so it's not totally dead.
Anything else I can check on the software side? It certainly seems like a hardware issue to me.
As far as warranty support, I do have Microcenter nearby. How does support with them work? It looks like the USB A assembly is a separate board and is not part of the motherboard, so that should be easily replaceable. Does Microcenter carry parts like that or do they still send it out for that?
12-11-2018 12:23 PM
You can try a bootable USB thumb drive and check it will load up. This should work outside Windows so we can be sure it is not software related.
If you have the same issue then calling in tech support would resolve the issue through possible hardware intervention. Depending on your warranty type, tech support would probably suggest that you send it over even if you are close to Microcenter.
Personally, you can still try to check with Microcenter if they can do in-warranty service with the machine.
I hope this helps answer your query.
Update us how things go.
12-12-2018 04:51 AM
Great idea on the usb boot, but it's too late. I already brought it to Microcenter. I'm almost sure it's hardware. I had brought it out of house for the first time yesterday. If USB devices work via USB A to C converter, I can't see how it's going to be software. If it is software, Microcenter will probably charge me a bundle though as then it's not a warrany repair.
Just seemed easier bringing in there than shipping it to Lenovo. Especially since USB is just a card replacement and not a full motherboard replacement. They should be able to that in the store. It takes them a few days to even look at it and then who knows how many days/weeks to get the part in. I'm resigned that I'm not going to see the laptop for a few weeks. I have another working laptop that I can easily get by on so not that big of a deal.
I was actually still in the return period, but this was an open box purchase (with full warranty), so if I return it, I'll never get another at close to the price I paid.
I'll keep you all posted here.
12-12-2018 12:30 PM
Change in plan. I wound up getting the laptop back from Microcenter and did an exchange at Best Buy since it was still in the return/exchange period.
One of the stores close had an open box available still, so it was pretty easy to do that.
I had a done a macrium reflect image backup prior, so I was able to get back up and running very quickly.
12-12-2018 01:29 PM
Good to know that it was resolved quickly as we manage to isolate probable hardware issue. This most likely be verified with the restored image since everything is working ok now with the replacement system.
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