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Dell 505 Laptop cover removal

I am attempting to remove the cover. I have removed all screws but it still appears to be attached at the back. i do not want to force it, any ideas?

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  • Del Sol Crt Nov 10, 2008

    My actual task is to get to the AC power source plug. when attempting to use AC power the plug connection to the inlet reguires pressing and holding it tight to the inlet to maintain a connection.

  • Del Sol Crt Nov 14, 2008

    Is this worth fixing? On the dell web site they do not even address the ac jack as a potential problem nor do they appear to sell a replacement. I hate to lose a decent and originally expensive laptopp because of a malfunctioning ac jack.


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Here is the link to the Latitude 505 laptop service manual:

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Posted on Nov 10, 2008

  • Walter H Boehm Nov 10, 2008

    The AC jack is soldered into the motherboard. To gain access to it you’ll have to remove the motherboard.

  • Walter H Boehm Nov 14, 2008

    Dell does not sell individual components like the AC input jack. The only options you have is to take in to a local PC repair shop and see if they can fix it or purchase a replacement motherboard.


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