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Introdução

Over time, the USB ports collect dust, dirt, and can become damaged for a multitude of reasons all of which ultimately lead to connectivity issues. This guide will help you remove the USB ports in order to clean or replace them.

  1. Before opening your laptop, make sure it is powered off.
    • Before opening your laptop, make sure it is powered off.

    • Remove the ten 3.3 mm screws from the base cover using a T5 Torx screwdriver.

  2. Slide the plastic opening tool between the base cover and the frame to pry open the computer.
    • Slide the plastic opening tool between the base cover and the frame to pry open the computer.

    • Slowly go around the entire perimeter of the computer until all edges are loose.

    • Make sure the plastic opening tool doesn't go too far into the device.

  3. Remove the panel and place it in a safe location.
    • Remove the panel and place it in a safe location.

  4. Remove the six 3.5 mm screws surrounding the battery using a Phillips 00 screwdriver.
    • Remove the six 3.5 mm screws surrounding the battery using a Phillips 00 screwdriver.

  5. Using either tweezers or your fingers, disconnect the black battery cable by pinching either side of the connector and pulling towards the battery.
    • Using either tweezers or your fingers, disconnect the black battery cable by pinching either side of the connector and pulling towards the battery.

  6. Carefully lift and remove the battery.
    • Carefully lift and remove the battery.

  7. Remove the four 4 mm screws using the Phillips 00 screwdriver.
    • Remove the four 4 mm screws using the Phillips 00 screwdriver.

  8. Using the plastic opening tool, flip open tab as shown. Using the plastic opening tool, flip open tab as shown.
    • Using the plastic opening tool, flip open tab as shown.

  9. Remove the adhesive tape. Flip open the ribbon connecting tab. Carefully lift the ribbon connector from its adhesive.
    • Remove the adhesive tape.

    • Flip open the ribbon connecting tab.

    • Carefully lift the ribbon connector from its adhesive.

  10. Remove the speaker and set it on the side. Use the plastic opening tool to remove the cables.
    • Remove the speaker and set it on the side.

    • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the cables.

    • Be careful of other cables.

  11. Removing the other speaker by unwinding cables. Lift both speakers carefully.
    • Removing the other speaker by unwinding cables.

    • Lift both speakers carefully.

  12. Use the plastic opening tool to flip open the tab on each ribbon connector as shown. Ribbon connectors can be fragile, so be gentle when disconnecting them.
    • Use the plastic opening tool to flip open the tab on each ribbon connector as shown.

    • Ribbon connectors can be fragile, so be gentle when disconnecting them.

  13. Remove the three indicated 3.5 mm screws using the Philips 00 screwdriver.
    • Remove the three indicated 3.5 mm screws using the Philips 00 screwdriver.

  14. Remove the USB assembly.
    • Remove the USB assembly.

    • If this is the side that was not working, then follow the steps backwards from here to put it back together.

  15. On the other side of the laptop, remove the two 3.5 mm screws using the Philips 00 screwdriver.
    • On the other side of the laptop, remove the two 3.5 mm screws using the Philips 00 screwdriver.

  16. Remove the two 2.5 mm screws using the Philips 00 screwdriver.
    • Remove the two 2.5 mm screws using the Philips 00 screwdriver.

  17. Use the plastic opening tool to lift the metal cable holders.
    • Use the plastic opening tool to lift the metal cable holders.

    • Exercise caution. Cable holders will break if lifted too far.

  18. Lift the USB port up and use the plastic opening tool to loop the wires around the USB port.
    • Lift the USB port up and use the plastic opening tool to loop the wires around the USB port.

  19. Remove the USB assembly using the plastic opening tool.
    • Remove the USB assembly using the plastic opening tool.

  20. Disconnect the WiFi card from the USB assembly.
    • Disconnect the WiFi card from the USB assembly.

    • Be careful with the connectors on the WiFi card as they are fragile.

  21. Pull the second USB hub off.
    • Pull the second USB hub off.

    • Be careful when pulling out the cable.

Conclusão

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Repaired customers Yoga 3 that had NO working USB ports whatsoever in less than an hour - after cleaning & replacing (no parts needed)

All USB ports were fully functional once again...

Great job & thank you for the help :)

admin - Responder

This guide helped me quite a bit today. I really appreciate you providing it.

Jon Tucich - Responder

Can you please help with information on where to get the DC input USB port part. My USB port is broken and unable to find it

Dheeraj - Responder

None of the 3 USB ports were powering on.

Windows seemed happy and no drivers and bios update helped …

I took apart following this guide, cleaned all ports and PCBs with IPA and a toothbrush and now it’s all working again!

Thank you

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