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Dell Inspiron 5150 power jack is bad

We have determined that the power jack is bad on my Inspiron 5150. I was told by a computer shop that on the Dell 5150 you cannot just replace the jack....he said that the motherboard would also need to be replaced! He made it sound like on this particular Dell model you
cannot just replace the jack. Any info on this?
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Cathy

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    my laptop wont power on. when the adapter is connected the lcd light with the on symbol flashes. and nothing happens.

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Replace the computer if you have to, replacing the jack would damage everything in the small computer, and oddly you have the same laptop as the one im using to type this

uh oh im rambling

well replace the adaptrer jack,motherboard

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Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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Replace just the jack. They're for sale on eBay which proves them wrong.

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Connectors, especially the smaller ones, are often soldered directly to traces on the motherboard. Unless the board has suffered mechanical damage such as broken epoxy board material or traces damaged to the point a new jack cannot be installed, I disagree with your shop's assessment.
If they did not remove the board for inspection, they can hardly state whether it is repairable or not. If the board is in fact damaged, you won't like the cost of replacing it. 

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I've never worked on a laptop that you could replace the power connector on the laptop itself. The connector is soldered onto the motherboard and the computer shop was right. If you're daring enough, you could find a willing electronics shop such as a TV repairman to solder the connection back on with the right equipment. Replacing the motherboard would be the "right" way to repair it however.

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Contact www.e-techsiliconvalley.com
They are laptop repair expert. Give my name (Farhang) as reference and ask for help.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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