Replacing USB ports HELP! What type of ports are these?
I’m repairing my laptop and two of the USB ports are in need of replacement. This is due to the plastic dividers at the center of the port breaking. I am going to remove them and solder on replacement ports, but am having difficulty identifying the specific replacement to order.
There appears to be a cutout in the board to help the ports fit as flush as possible. There are 4 connectors located around the port, which keep it firmly attached to the board. The replacements should be as close to the originals as possible.
My Laptop Model:
In the case that identifying the specific model is important, I am not certain of the exact model laptop it is, but it uses the same shell as this range by MSI:
MSI GE40 Series, MSI X460 Series, MSI X460D Series, MSI X460DX Series, MSI X460UX Series, MSI X460X Series
It was custom built by PC specialist in 2015 and has been upgraded slightly with a different WiFi card and CPU. It has an Nvidia GTX 950M, but I believe that is stock. There is also no MSI branding located on my shell whatsoever.
The ports are located as a group of two on the left side of the laptop while it is in operation. A stock image of one of these laptops’ side profiles identifies the two ports (blue) in need of replacement here.
Thanks for all help in advance!