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Dell Insprion 5150 Problem!


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#1 jay_nation

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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.

Jay

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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.

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 12:58 PM

Thanks for the advice'hitsquad' much appreciated.

Will take it to a local PC Store to repair.

Thanks




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