Originally Posted by krakaslap
well i use my phone alot to tether the internet to my phone and the only connection i have is through usb. How much are motherboards generally? And how much would it cost me to take the computer in and have somebody replace it for me?
The price of a new motherboard will depend on the laptop manufacturer. Is the laptop still under warranty? If so, I would send it in for repair. If not, a repair shop may be able to just replace the USB ports as long as the motherboard itself isn't damaged. Not sure what they would charge for that, though. I'd call a bunch of different shops in your area and see what they say.
@disturbed13: He's talking about going the other way. He wanted to plug a device into his network port that would turn it into a USB port.