12th gen intel DIY framework here, running linux mint. Didn’t have a single issue so far, until today. Now suddenly, none of the ports on the left side of my framework are working anymore. All of the ports, including the 3.5mm headphone jack. I don’t get error messages, I don’t get “device-connected” sounds, nothing. The ports are dead - I tried charging via the left-side USB-C port, and the power-LED won’t come on. Same cables & devices work fine on the right side.
I swapped out the expansion cards, trying a new (same age as the laptop, but never-been-used) USB-C expansion card, but no luck. Somehow everything on the left is completely fried. Same devices/expansion cards work fine in either of the right hand side expansion bays.