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dell latitude help needed!

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#1 courtjesterclown


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Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:51 PM

Hello all, i have a dell latitude d620 that i have been having some problems with. about a month or so back, the charging on the computer became finnicky, as it would only take charge every now and then. The power jack in the back of the laptop seemed to possibly be loose or something. And now it wont charge at all, so im assuming the solder has broken off from the jack to the board. I tried a different charger, and still the same result. I want to keep the computer up and running as cheaply as possible. I do not know how to solder however. I looked online and found working d620 laptops, without hard drives, memory or battery. My questions is, could i purchase one of those and put my hard drive, memory, and battery in there and be good to go? I would like to have all my old files, programs, and operating system to be transferred over to the purchased d620. Thanks for your help in advance.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:46 PM

Yes that should work. However I question why anybody would take a working laptop and remove the hard drives, memory and battery before selling.
Soldering isn't hard and the service manual is here: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd620/en/sm/index.htm
You would have to remove the system board to solder it.

How much are the Working(???) ones with missing parts selling for? Around my area of the USA it is a $149+tax repair for comparison. You might also find it cheaper for the repair where you are. A repair could be cheaper than your suggestion.

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