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    Default How to fix loose USB port?

    One of my USB ports became a little wiggly and loose after I accidentally knocked the receiver that was plugged into it. How can I fix this or tighten it back up?

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    Default Re: How to fix loose USB port?

    open it up and start soldering

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    Default Re: How to fix loose USB port?

    What needs soldering?

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    Default Re: How to fix loose USB port?

    Duct tape and "crazy glue", just kidding I have never done, soldering sounds correct but am surprised it still works if solders have come loose.

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    Default Re: How to fix loose USB port?

    yep. Must of been the outer shroud/metal cage around the connector, this is soldered directly to a ground point and even if it's loose it doesn't affect connectivity. Ever seen those super thin USB drives that don't have the metal shroud ontop? see below:
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    Unfortunately the only way to properly fix it is to solder that back onto the main board, but I wouldn't be too concerned about it.
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