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T400: broken plastic in USB port?

#1 Post by wulfman » Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:22 am

hi everyone,

in a recently bought T400. one of the usb-ports just failed. when pulling off a MF628-umts-modem, the plastic nose from the port stuck inside the plug. when lenovo was called up about it, they quoted a ~130€ repair fee, and suggested that this was most likely caused by the user, and that the customer would have to prove otherwise.

I quickly checked around on the net, and found this: http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=350291

apparently, it is not a single case. anyone else having the problem?

thanks,
w

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Re: T400: broken plastic in USB port?

#2 Post by jt.waleson » Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:37 am

I have had the same problem. Currently looking for a replacement connector (I've soldered the old ones off the system board) See this post on notebookreview
T440s (FHD, 12GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 6+3cell), T400 (14.1" 1440x900), X200s (WXGA, Camera), T61 (14.1" WXGA), R60 (15.4" 1400x1050), 600, 701CS (x2), 760CD, 700C (x2), 570, 570e

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Re: T400: broken plastic in USB port?

#3 Post by richk » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:25 pm

They are the same as those on T61. Busted T61 boards are more common

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Re: T400: broken plastic in USB port?

#4 Post by Eto » Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:41 am

ok so what is the fix? replace motherboard? replace USB sockets? Dump thinkpad all together for having [censored] USB connectors?

what has everyone/anyone done to solve this?

thanks eto

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Re: T400: broken plastic in USB port?

#5 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:15 am

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Re: T400: broken plastic in USB port?

#6 Post by Eto » Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:25 am

thanks rbs10000

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