Question about Office Equipment & Supplies
Greetings Wise Ones,
My Dell P1500 USB port is broken. Something hit the plug and snapped the little plastic peg in the center of the port.
How can I fix this by popping out the broken port and replacing it with a new one? Or, does it need to go to a repair shop? (I don't solder! And, I destroyed every model I tried to build as a kid with my spatial perception "challenges" and lack of digital dexterity, so if this is more complex than loosing/tightening screw, I am out of my league.)
If you mean the centre pin from the plug has broken off in the socket then use a tooth pick, dab a tiny bit of cyanoacrylate, (super glue) on one tip and push against the broken pin keeping steady for at least 20 seconds. Now, gently pull the pin out.
If the socket is broken, new board or repair shop.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Thanks for providing the pictures. You don't know how much that kind of input helps!
In looking at the pictures you've sent, the only way to repair this is to replace the connector. It can be fixed, however you need to be aware that the cost to obtain a part as old as this plus the labor involved will probably be much more than the unit is worth.
One thing that you might want to try is to buy a USB hub and plug it into the working port. A USB hub is a kind of extention cord that will give you several USB ports.
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Posted on Nov 20, 2007
To my knowledge, the 6P isn't a USB printer, it's parallel port only. Are you using a USB / parallel port adapter? If so, I believe that's the root of your problems - the adapter.
Try hooking it directly to the parallel port (shut the PC and printer down before doing so).
Upon restart, Windows will detect it, and may or may not "know" the model, so you may have to choose it from the dropdown boxes.
If it works when directly connected, you will need to either locate drivers for the adapter (if any), or manually configure it under the printer port properties.
If you need more help, let me know. These are great little printers - once you get them to work!
Posted on Jan 08, 2008
There are few things to remember using USB.
To remove currepted USB drivers its not enough to remove your printer drivers.
I think it will fix.
Please let me know your feed-back.
Posted on Apr 15, 2008
You will have to take the machine apart somewhat, or at least to the point of being able to disconnect and remove the usb port. Here's a link to the D600 service manual download. It will guide you through the breakdown process.
Posted on Jul 27, 2008
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