Three ports on my computer's motherboard are crooked. Is this
Noticed today that two USB ports and my PS/2 port on my mobo is crooked. See image 1
, image 2
. First picture: note the two silver fin thingies are actually not overlaying the rectangle in between the two ports, but half-covering a port itself. And I swear the picture inside the motherboard looks like the port itself is skewed (slightly wider gap in one than the other).
The PS/2 port is just barely usable. Neither of the pictured USB ports are usable; I cannot plug anything in there, as it seems like the ports are sitting too low and leaning forward. I have checked the motherboard is screwed in securely AND that it looks pretty level to the computer case. But what's the likelihood of the port itself being soldered onto the mobo crooked? Low, right? I poked at the port from the inside just to see; it was not loose.
The finishing (or whatever you call the silver plate that actually has the cutouts for the ports) is flush and sitting correctly in the case.
So...I have plenty of USB ports. All the lower ones are accessible. This annoys me on principle, but it's not devastating. I'd like to fix it if I could...keeping in mind my mechanical aptitude is limited to screwing screws on/off.
Is this fixable? Or, if not, would the crookedness cause stress/issue with my mobo down the line? This computer was bought from Newegg preassembled, so it's not worth it to ship it back just for this. (This is more motivation to learn how to build my own computer, sigh.) I will say the PS/2 port work just fine (my keyboard is PS/2).
Thanks, MeFites. And sorry for the deluge of computer questions.