Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Dell Insprion 5150 Problem!

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 jay_nation


  • Members
  • 26 posts
  • Local time:11:42 PM

Posted 03 August 2006 - 11:22 AM

Dear All,

Just a quick one really.

I have a Dell Inspiron 5150 Laptop with a power problem.

For some time now the lead/jack that slots into the back or power slot has been falling out and has got looser.

I think the pins that hold it in have worn and now have broken as it will not charge and the lights flash when 'wriggling' the power socket.

Any advice how i can get this fixed? Anyone else had this problem?

Thanks any advice will be appreciated.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 HitSquad


    You're Bleepin' or you're Weepin'

  • Members
  • 1,573 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Momma
  • Local time:05:42 PM

Posted 03 August 2006 - 12:37 PM

Hi jay_nation.
The power jack is physically connected to the motherboard.
If the power jack has broken from the motherboard and\or the jack itself is toast, it can be repaired but the motherboard has to come out to do it. To complicate things a little more should the power jack need replacing, Dell uses a special 3 conductor power jack. Your better off taking it in and having it repaired.
If anyone tells you that the motherboard needs to be replaced without even disassembling it first, walk away. It shouldn't really cost you more then $100.00 labor plus the cost of the jack if it needs replacing.
If you want to see what's involved in dis-assembly, the service manual for the 5150 is here.

#3 jay_nation

  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 26 posts
  • Local time:11:42 PM

Posted 03 August 2006 - 12:58 PM

Thanks for the advice'hitsquad' much appreciated.

Will take it to a local PC Store to repair.


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users