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I've already ordered parts to try and repair this but my laptop has an amazing fault now where one of its USB-C ports will superheat anything you plug into it

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the original culprit was either liquid damage or damage from an already overheated peripheral. I've tried to clean the socket and it's worked again for a while, but just recently the problem came back and instead of just not turning on, it does the heating. so, taped over the port and ordered a replacement board.

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I'm frustrated by how fragile usb-c ports are compared to old-school type A, but I do appreciate that the socket is on a separate board relatively far from things that can be damaged by the misdirected watts

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@scanlime I'm really curious about the divide between people who think type C is the most fragile USB ever and people who think it's the most robust, because people really do seem to be very polarized on this

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@alexisvl I dunno, the outside of the connector is very strong one-piece hard to fuck up and feels good in the hand, usb-c is great on the outside, but if you ever get a bent pin or a carbon buildup on a plug it's been (in my experience) damaging the device sockets

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@alexisvl this problem reminds me a little bit of people bringing computers with fucked up VGA ports to lan parties and ruining the built-in cables on folks CRT monitors.

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@scanlime yup, that's my experience as well

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