I can solder on new USB ports if the break is physical. If the issue is software (all too often it is) then a boot with a Live Linux (no install, all over the net how) can test the hardware. If the keyboard is broke, I replace that.
I have a Toshiba Laptop that has had broken USB ports since I purchased it (refurb, no returns, screw it).
I actually dropped the bad boy a few days ago and wound up making the little hard drive chirp like a birdie; needless to say, a quick trip to Staples rectified that.
Now, here's the issue/question (if you're still reading):
Due to no USB ports working and, realistically I give up. Is it possible, and what's the best method for connecting a keyboard and mouse if I were to connect to a TV via HDMI.
Is there a Wi-Fi USB hub that my laptop can pair with via WiFi and use USB ports from that device? If so, is this viable?
Or, I know HP has made a WiFi mouse with mediocre ratings; is there a WiFi keyboard?