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Dell Inspiron 1501 Power Cord will not stay put

I am having two problems with this machine. First, my power cord will no longer stay put. I have seen this problem with other laptops to the point where they became unusable. I can get my power cord into the port and it will rest there but with the slightest movement or tug out it goes. I am now using wall tack around the port to try and keep it plugged in but I know this will not work forever. Is there anything else I can do?
Second my backspace key has come off. I spent some time trying to put it back on. I can't seem to get the plastic U and O peice to fit. I have also lost the rubber bit that sits on the sensor.
Thank you for any help/sugestions


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  • tylenball Oct 14, 2008

    Thanks for your help Quitmanst. I was hoping that the cord was damaged not the jack. I went through this with an Acer recently and had to scrap the laptop. As for the keyboard, I am looking for something smaller. I already priced a new key bored (around 60$) and I don't have that right now. I was hoping that maybe someone might know a trick I could try.



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With your first problem: If the power cord is not damaged, it is most likely the DC jack in the computer is damaged. A new one can be soldered on the motherboard in most cases. It's a 50/50 chance that it will work though. The second problem: The only fix I can offer is to purchase a new keyboard for the laptop and replace it. Hope this helps.

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