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#1 charlesf6


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 08:33 PM

Good Morning All,

Interested in knowing if it is worth taking a shot at restoring a 2013 Dell Inspiron 15 3531 

by getting a new battery & power cord. We stopped using it awhile back when it wouldn't 

power on anymore, we thought it was the power supply cord then and purchased a new

one from Dell but it didn't help when contacted to return the new cord they said that we could

ship it back and they would also take back the laptop to diagnose and assess if wanted.

We declined and decided to get an opinion from an IT friend at work who said he thought it could be

the motherboard and that would cost $200-300 so we stopped right there with it.

I just pulled the case out of a corner while cleaning my room yesterday and am trying to 

make a decision before removing the hard drive. The old power cord is gone.

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#2 The-Toolman


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 11:43 PM

Unless there is some specific attachment to that laptop and you than I say no it isn't worth it.


You can find a good refurbish laptop from Dell for a very reasonable price.


Laptops are pretty much a disposable product so remove the hard drive and the memory before you toss it.

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