I have a Late 2012 Macbook Pro. Both USB ports have failed, the cost of repair is not worth it. I plan to replace the entire Macbook at the end of the year. So I am looking for a cheap work around that will give at least one working and reliable USB port.
Anyway this is what is working:
Thunderbolt 2 port
Also USB3 is working on both USB ports.
I have tried using a powered hub but this does not work. It seems that for USB1 & USB2 the ports are providing power but comms is intermittent then fails completely.
I need to try and get this up and running in a day or two using the ports that do work so I can connect USB1 & USB2 devices.
I have looked for a Firewire to USB adaptor but I think that is a no go.
There are plenty of thunderbolt 3 options but somewhat limited to expensive thunderbolt 2 docks even secondhand these are more than I would like to spend.
So any suggestions gratefully received.... Thank You!