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I am repairing the dc power plug by soldering back to the board...I need a free online manual to see where the boards, etc go onto the mother board...a shop took it apart to get to the dc connector and I am trying to put it back there any online repair manual available with pics? Just showing where the circuit board and etc go ? The computer works fine , just need to put it back together...Thanks Bill

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For the Dell XPS M1530 it has a circuit board that is removed.

The circuit board also has the I/O USB ports on it.

DC Power Jack I/O USB Circuit Board example,

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1) Remove ALL electrical sources. AC adapter (Charger) and Battery.

2) Use an ESD wrist strap, and connect the alligator clip to a good ground source.
(Cost averages from $3 to $12. I connect to the metal frame of an empty desktop computer case)

3) Use a multi-compartment container for the various screws you will remove. Label each compartment for the area the screw/s came out of.
(You can use a clean egg carton in a pinch. Label each each holder)

There may be as many as 60 screws, and 12 different types of screws.
DO NOT mix them up.

4) Make notes and drawings as you disassemble. Use a video cam if available. (Use good lighting)
Nice to have a record to come back to if you are interrupted.

5) I suggest using Solder Wick, (Desoldering Braid), for desoldering.

A lot better IMHO than using a Desoldering Tool.
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50 Watt of less soldering iron, No.2 chisel tip.
.055 Rosin core solder
Rosin paste flux
Solder Iron stand with a damp sponge, or a damp sponge nearby.

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To explain;
The DC Power Jack is the port you plug your AC adapter into. (Charger)

Your DC power jack Not installed looks like this,

(You can click on the photo to enlarge)

Looking at the jack in the photo, it is upside down in relation to how it actually sits, on the motherboard.
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As I'm sure you know, your laptop uses DC electricity. (Direct Current. A flashlight battery, and your laptop battery are examples of stored DC electricity. The AC adapter converts AC electricity into DC for the laptop)

The round metal pin in the center is for Positive. It is the Positive connection. The outside round hole has the Negative connection. (For this jack I believe it is a flat strip of metal going down the side of the hole)

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However your jack may not be broken. It could be cracked solder joints. Solder joints where those flat pins are soldered to the motherboard.

I apologize for being so lengthy, but unless you repair these babies, you may never know this information, and I thought I would share.

I wanted you to know what the problem is.
It is my belief without looking at this laptop, and based on many repairs, that your DC Power Jack has cracked solder joints.

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In my area it varies from $50 on up. (The cost of the jack online is about $9 should one be needed)
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Warreny over , fix it myself ?

I don't think you'll be completely happy with this, but I'm pretty sure the DC Jack (the power plug you broke) is soldered onto the power control board. This doesn't mean it's not repairable. I've done this with some good success in the past, but you might just want to replace this entire "daughter" board. HERE'S ONE on eBay for about $75, a lot less than the $200 for the mainboard or more for a complete replacement or repair. You could try to repair the DC jack and if that $12 fix fails, replace the entire Power Control Board (PCB). I think you should take it apart and check at least. It isn't that difficult if you have patience and the right tools. You'll need a "computer" or "electronics" screw driver kit and something like a credit card to help pry apart plastic pieces without scratching them. I also found this thread on NotebookReview that talks about doing what you want to. To see what the board looks like check out these pictures: eBay: 3680 mobo1 To pick up the DC Jack you'll need, check out eBay, they are around $12 shipped. HERE'S ONE EXAMPLE GOOD LUCK!

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