I'm in the process of upgrading my CPU for my Dell N5010. It has (or had) and i3-370m and I'm replacing it with an i5-540m. For some reason I can't get it to start anymore. It ran fine prior to the change, but now is acting as if there's no power. I've taken it apart and checked everything probably 10 times now. I've even tried putting in the original CPU and nothing. Not sure if I'm missing something or somehow managed to fry something.
I did notice that the piece shown in the picture I attached is getting awfully hot when plugged in, but again won't power up. Im not so sure that is a good thing, but at least I know the board is getting power.
Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 10 December 2015 - 07:15 PM.
Moved from Internal H/ware to 'Upgrading'.