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Dell E-1705 Motherboard Replacement

I had Dell replace my motherboard because the power jack broke off the circuit board.  Since the replacement, the computer runs sluggishly and many of the components no longer work or are accessible via Windows (I have Windows XP Pro).  Instead of replacing the replacement refurbished motherboard, Dell wants me to back up the data and reinstall Windows but my CD drive won't record data so I may be relegated to purchasing external storage via the USB port (which also may not function).  Is this a Windows issue or a hardware issue?

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Re: Dell E-1705 Motherboard Replacement

Start by checking ControlPanel/System/Hardware/Device Manager. Look for yellow marks that indicate devices not installed properly. This is usually a driver issue, and Dell should have given you a disk with the drivers you need.
Are you getting any error messages?

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A circuit diagram for samsung np-s3520 laptop motherboard

First, check the output of the laptop's power supply with a multimeter. If it is producing the voltage indicated on the power supply's label, your power jack on the motherboard has possibly been physically broken inside the case some how. Another possibility is the battery itself has become defective.

You will need expert desoldering skills to be able to install a new jack, not to mention skills to entirely remove the motherboard from the laptop's case and reassemble it to its original state again. Motherboards are multi-layered and excessive heating of the board can damage "through holes" that must be cleared and cleaned out enough to insert the new part without damaging the board. Temperature controlled soldering equipment is recommended. If the board has become broken, the laptop is likely uneconomical to fix.

Here is a link to someone selling this part on Ebay @ $4.00 USD+ a few dollars shipping if you're located inside the U.S.

Ensure the pattern of the legs of the replacement is the same as the original. This should be obvious from comparing the pattern on the backside of the motherboard where the original jack is located.

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Hi my dell inspiron 1520 not starting when power button is switched on..the power light blinks and goes off..and the system doesnt start. I had shown the laptop ito dell service center and they have...


The most common reasons are the battery, power jack and power adapter/cord.

Power off and remove the battery. If the laptop powers on with just the adapter connected, your battery is faulty.

If you move/wiggle the power adapter at the point where it connects to the laptop, and the power goes off and on, the power jack is the problem.

The power jack is inside the laptop and either needs soldering or replacement.

If no change, the power adapter is probably faulty and needs replacement.

But, if you paid for the Dell service, Dell needs to fix the problem. Sounds like they replaced the motherboard with another faulty one.

Hope this helps.

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Where the charger plugs into the laptop the pin broke off from the laptop can I replace just that piece

the power on a Dell laptop is an integral part of the Motherboard so I am afraid it needs the whole motherboard replacing.

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Is there an easier way to replace a dc power jack than soldering it? On an Inspiron 2200.

i'm afriad not my friend -- i have desoldered and soldered many DC jacks for Acers, dells, HP, IBM

Dell are some what eassiest, for most notebooks..just make sure

here is a video to help you

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Dell has informed me that the mother board and memory is shot and the power cable. i can not get power to lap top any thing i can do to fix problem

i have never found dell support any help how did they come to that dissision tell me the the make and model no.

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Dell Inspiron 1520 extremely dim screen and double beep at start up

You have a inverter circuit that is malfunctioning and needs replacement if it is on the mother board the mother board may need replacement . There also may be a failing video card.

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Power Jack Repair Advice Needed

The repair really isn't too complicated most times. hardest part is usually removing the old one. I haven't looked up that specific model, they all are different but all the same. Some are placed on a separate small board. some are soldered to the main board. If your considering purchasing replacement board anyways, I would try and fix it and then if that doesn't work exercise your other options.
Thank you,

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Acer ms2220 notebook is dead.want to know which component in the mother board is faulty

If the motherboard will not power up and will not charge it is either the AC adapter or the DC power jack on the motherboard. The DC power jack failing is quite common and it can seem like the whole motherboard is dead when only that is causing the issue. Search on google for DC power jack replacement and they can usually get you going without trouble.

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Exact same thing

Usually this means replacing the motherboard, but you could also have a bad power supply/charger. How old is the computer and is it still under warranty?

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If your motherboard traces are damaged, I would highly recommend replace the board. This model laptop can have considerably high current running through that jack and traces. if anything is weak it will burn through.

Or take it to a electronics specialist.

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