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Laptop Ac Adapter Connector Short

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#1 drexburke


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Posted 02 June 2007 - 06:47 AM

The power adapter connector on the back of my laptop (Dell Inspiron 1150) has been defective for some time. Dell's solution is to replace the motherboard-warranty is expired. I have been able to nurse the connector along up until yesterday and now the computer will not power up at all (the ac adapter green light is on), I am looking for an article on how to repair the adapter connector instead of the entire motherboard replacement. I came across such an article previously but cannot locate it. Any help? Thanks, drexburke

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#2 HitSquad


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Posted 02 June 2007 - 07:25 AM

Hi drexburke. Welcome to BC. :thumbsup:
To repair\replace the power jack, the system board will need to come out.
The step by step is here
Has it broken loose, worn out or what?

Edited by HitSquad, 02 June 2007 - 07:26 AM.

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 02:23 PM

If repairing the power connector requires you to do any soldering you should read this article http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/05/18/fix...ur_motherboard/.
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