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What can I do with this USB port?

I would like to make an altoids tin iPod charger. I finally got my hands on a computer, and tore it apart only to find these kinds of USB ports. Does anyone know if it is possible to take it off of the circuit board (by breaking the soldering) and still have it work? I still have the cord that connected it to the motherboard. Please tell me how I can accomplish a project like this. I do not know how to solder, but I would not mind learning.  Thank you!

tyep7 years ago
For one of my projects I just turned the circuit board upside down and used a heat gun to melt the solder and the usb port fell right off.
lemonie7 years ago
You can remove the sockets, but you should get a soldering iron if you want to do something with 'em.
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