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USB ports not working in IBM thinkpad R51 series

\015 I have an IBM Thinkpad R51 and is four years old. The USB ports have stopped working and was told by Lenovo engineer that it is a motherboard problem. The cost of replacing motherboard is very high. However, i was told to get chip replaced which may cost lower. Don't know who could do this reliably.\015

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Have you tried dong an OS re-install with another hard drive? this is one way to verify if the USB port is really bad...you need to isolate the software-caused and hardware-caused problems.
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