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Laptop, power port was somehow ripped out


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#1 Chris_Pool

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 09:25 PM

I have a client who has a Dell Inspiron 1150, it's a very old laptop. It's working fine, but for one reason or another, the power port on the motherboard was ripped out. As in, the port where you connect the power cord into.

I've already taken it apart to see if it was pushed in. It's not inside, so it fell out and no one knows where it is.

It's a perfectly good laptop, so I don't want to see it go to waste.


Anyone have any input on this? I appreciate any help. Thank you.

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#2 Crazy49er

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 01:39 AM

Its a relatively cheap part but you'll have to solder in a new one, I don't know how comfortable you are with molten metal and a hot iron. Due to the time and expertise it takes to fix it, if you send it off somewhere for a professional to do so you're looking at a $100-200 job easy. You could also replace the motherboard since that is what its attached to, but you're then looking at the same approximate cost.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 03:25 AM

My going rate, which is pretty much everyone else's going rate, is $100 labor, $20 for the socket.

Sockets go from $8-15 cost. Make sure you have no motherboard damage, Once you have the motherboard out it is a straightforward job. If the socket got completely ripped out the remains might be a bit tough to remove. Open it up and have a look. The Dell site has great instructions.

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