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Gobe1
30-07-2011, 10:57 AM
Hi, i have a laptop with broken usb ports
it has blutooth. if i buy a bluetooth keyboard & mouse will they connect without the usb dongle or will they need this to connect?
thanks

Speedy Gonzales
30-07-2011, 11:00 AM
It it comes with a dongle, both probably need it to work. The BT maybe different from the onboard BT

Gobe1
30-07-2011, 11:26 AM
bugga. was hoping it would connect without and need the dongle for devices without bluetooth.

Speedy Gonzales
30-07-2011, 11:31 AM
Only thing to do take it to the shop ask the shop if you can test it. Before you buy it

Gobe1
30-07-2011, 01:18 PM
Aww crap it turns out the laptop doesnt have bluetooth :badpc:
It is such a good laptop i dont want to throw it out, except the damage of course
Keyboard is knackered by spillage, no bluetooth, no usb ports
I have a mission on my hands as you can see

It is my only option except the trash bin...

Laptop is a NEC P9110 core 2 duo, nvidia graphics hdmi, was going to use it to surf the internet on my tv but if i cant fix the usb ports (only 1 needed :dogeye:) then it is going in the bin

Does anyone knnow where i could buy replacement usb ports??

The small board i am holding has two usb ports on it....did have, sorry

EDIT #2 I have investigated pcmcia usb but it has pci-e and i cannot find any

Speedy Gonzales
30-07-2011, 01:25 PM
Look for a number or code on that part. If you can remove it. And see if you get anything in Google. There maybe spare parts around somewhere

Gobe1
30-07-2011, 01:31 PM
Yeah done that speedy
It is a MSI 1719B:VER0D

Google brings up a MSI 1719A at ebay but that is the wrong part unfortunately and at that price i would throw this out

Thanks for your help speedy btw :)

Speedy Gonzales
30-07-2011, 01:58 PM
Hmm send it here :p if you dont want it.

Gobe1
30-07-2011, 02:04 PM
Bit more browsing and viola!
http://www.jaycar.co.nz/productView.asp?ID=XC4141&keywords=usb+port&form=KEYWORD
might give this a go, now to put this back together.......

icow
30-07-2011, 02:10 PM
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Components/Other/auction-394661513.htm Cheaper if you can wait for it to turn up. Or was that it doesn't have pcmcia? I have never heard of pcie slots like this on a laptop. Any if thisis any use: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Laptops/PC-cards/auction-395207865.htm

Gobe1
30-07-2011, 02:44 PM
It has pcmcia express only the larger pcmcia doesnt fit unfortunately

EDIT: like this http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=394986356
not sure why my first search here yielded nothing....