Front USB not working intermittently

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jbachandouris, May 29, 2014.

  1. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

    jbachandouris

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    #1
    I've searched this issue and the only solution was SMC reset, which I've tried. It's a last 2011, so no warranty left. I'm hoping its not the main board.

    When I plug in my iPhone, if I move the cable ever so slightly, it disconnects. Tried 3 different cables. Even my Nike Sportwatch as the same issue on that port.
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

    SandboxGeneral

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Location:
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    #2
    Can you see inside for physical damage like a broken or worn contact?
     
  3. jbachandouris thread starter macrumors 68040

    jbachandouris

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    #3
    Nothing obvious. It looks fine from what I can see.
     
  4. Barney63 macrumors 6502a

    Barney63

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2014
    Location:
    Bolton, UK.
    #4
    I had a USB port that randomly disconnected on my 13" they had to replace the logic board.


    Barney
     
  5. jbachandouris thread starter macrumors 68040

    jbachandouris

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    #5
    Took it into Apple Store and they said $310 to be shipped out for repair or $500 to do in store. I really don't need the second USB port. I only went from my 2010 MBP to this 2011MBP to satisfy my upgrade bug for a year or so. I guess I'll just live with it for now.
     
  6. simonsi macrumors 601

    simonsi

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2014
    Location:
    Auckland
    #6
    I agree "live with it" looks the best sync the iPhone via WiFi or get a small hub to expand the surviving port...
     
  7. jbachandouris thread starter macrumors 68040

    jbachandouris

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    #7
    Interesting development: after they 'looked' at it, the port won't work at all. My sport watch will charge from the port, but not sync. Strange...
     

Share This Page