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by: vikrant1982 July 14, 2011 12:58 AM PDT

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USB ports going loose.....?...

by vikrant1982 - 7/14/11 12:58 AM

Hi, I have a 2 months old USB modem which i use to connect to internet. I have an HP netbook(1 month old) and a Samsung laptop(2 months old) on which i use the USB modem.

Now this USB modem Huawei EC150 has an issue, it fits a bit tightely in the USB ports and takes a little extra effort to plug it in. After two months of usage it has loosened up the USB ports on both of my new laptops. Now the USB modem plugs in easily on both the machines but the ports have become bit too loose for other devices.

Now i am wondering if this will eventually cause the USB ports to become too loose and cause other devices to dangle too much and cause loose connections to the computer.

As of now this is not too much of an issue cause i have not had loose connections with other devices except for an old pen drive.

If this can be an issue in future, is there an easy way to fix this? Or will i have to just visit the service centres to get the ports replaced. I read on some forum that we can bend the small clips or notches (whatever you would call them) inside the USB connectors on laptops to make them tighter again.

I suppose its the USB modem that is the culprit here, have never had such an issue with any USB device on my old desktop that i don't have with me now..

Please help........... ....

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