This is a picture of the failed chip on one of my motherboards. There are two of these on the board, one for each of the charge ports. I can't find a reference to who STF with an underlined "T" is and I can't find an 8 pin leadless 1317 part. If anyone has any idea how to source some of these it would be interesting to try to replace it. I currently do not have the proper tools to rework this but that can be overcome.
Thank you for the answers! So I'll have to either buy a docking station or a new motherboard (hoping that one of these will solve the problem). Or just buy a mac :p
If you have any links of where I can find them at a low price, please post it. I live in southern Europe
This also worked for me. MANY thanks as I was getting nervous about replacing the motherboard (they are NOT easy to find). Hopefully I will be able to survive a while longer as I love this computer and woudl be bummed if it became a brick!!