MacBook Pro USBs don't work

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bowdre01, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. bowdre01 macrumors newbie

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    So, recently my two usb ports are not working. The port closest to me is completely unresponsive and the other works on occasion. Usually it will work for about a minute, though my ipod registers as being connected to a 1.1 usb and not a 2.0, and then return to being unresponsive like the other one. I have already tried resetting PRAM and SMC and to no avail. I am basically assuming that the hardware is broken and that I will have to buy a new logic board or a new mac in order to have working usb ports again. Does anyone else have another idea for me?
     
  2. TC400 macrumors 6502a

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    I would think so. Logic board repairs can be very pricey! Almost to the point your better off buying a mac. I don't do hardware repairs very often but I don't think they are anything you can take off and resolder to the board. And its not like windows where if you have a problem with hard ware just go into device manager uninstall it and and reboot the computer and pray that it works.
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    First I'd try reinstalling OSX just to make sure it isn't a software issue. If that doesn't take care of the problem, take it in to an Apple store, they can look at it and quote a repair price.
     
  4. bowdre01 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have done this. I wiped my entire hard drive this last weekend because I had a bad linux partition that I wanted to get rid of as well. I reinstalled OSX and the problem persists. Thanks for the idea though. I guess I'm off to the apple store
     

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