Sony Vaio PCG-GRT816S usb question


Prominent Member
Not sure if this is a stupid question or not, but I have the above laptop here which I got given so can't complain! But 2 of the 3 USB ports are broken - looks like someone has tried to jam something into them both! The 3rd one is working, but when the cable is inserted, it is quite loose so it can lose connection and can be a pain!

Would it be possible to open the laptop up and change the ports for new ones? Would it be an easy job (simple soldering job or whatnot?)

Any help would be appreciated :thumbsup:


Standard Member
I wouldnt advise you doing that.
Firstly difficult to take a part notebooks.
Too many screws.
Also USB probably on the mainboard so would have to solder new ones on.
The best option would be to get a pcmcia card with usb ports and connect it to the pcmcia slot.


Prominent Member
Thanks mate, would rather sort the USB ports out if it would be easy? I may end up going the PCMCIA route though, if it gets too difficult! :)

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