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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