Recently my HP laptop’s USB-C port failed. This port was not used for charging, but I did use it to connect to a multi-purpose adapter that included an HDMI port, which I used to connect to my monitor. I ran the UEFI hardware check and found that the port is indeed faulty.
I was informed at the HP Community website that this is unfortunately not a replaceable component as it’s part of the motherboard. I can live without the port, but I wonder if this is a sign of some potential major failure with my laptop’s motherboard. Is there any way of assessing the situation? Are such failures of USB and USB-C ports common in laptops or should I be looking for a replacement as soon as possible?