Make USB-C ports easily replaceable

Guys, fairphone has a easily replaceable USB-C port module:

As Linus said ‘How many devices wouldn’t be discarded if the USB port was easily replaceable’ The Anti-iPhone - Fairphone 4 - YouTube

Either make an alliance with them or do it by yourselves!


Having the “daily use” USB ports on expansion cards does exactly this. The ones inside the computer are protected from day-to-day wear and the cards are trivially replaceable.


@DHowett I agree that it probably won’t be a problem for 99.99% of people, but I also have to agree with (if I remember correctly) Louis Rossmann and iFixit that the soldered USB-C ports are a teeny tiny drawback that may have been avoidable.

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