I have an Acer laptop. It is the Aspire 5517. I run Windows 7. My daugher was using the USB ports to attatch to a printer. Not sure how but both USB ports are broke and cannot be used.I took the computer to a repair place and they said that the motherboard had to be replaced in order to have new USB ports and the cost would be $125 to $160.
I have no experience with hardware and am try to insure that this information is basically correct. I guess I though the port could be easily removed and replaced.