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No power I have zero power to my laptop and the battery is new and the power cord is new I might add that where u plug the power cord into the back of the laptop it feels like it is loose. How do I fix that can it be welded or do I have to replace something. This is a dell B130

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A broken power pin is quite common on laptop computers. The pin gets damaged from plugging and unplugging the cord plus all the daily tugs and pulls on the cord. The cumulative damage breaks the connection from the power pin connector to the motherboard.

If you are mechanically inclined the repair can be made pretty easily. The pin usually runs anywhere from $5 - $15. It's the labor at a shop that is expensive ($99 - $250 or more).

Once you get the system repaired get a Cable Retention device and use it religiously so the problem doesn't reoccur.

Here's a video about the problem and the JerkStopper AC Cable Retention kit.

Posted on Aug 26, 2008


First off from what you have described it sounds like the power cord connection to the board is loose, and if that being the case yes it will have to be soldered back securely to the board.

Do this plug in the battery cable and move it back and forth see if the computer comes on if it does then you know that is where the problem lies.
If not then you will have to either open up the computer yourself or have a Technician open it and resolder that loose connection and then go from there, its still possible that there still more problems. but as long as you didn't drop the unit then maybe that's all there is that's wrong with it.

I would have someone who's good at repairing Electronics look at it for me if you have no idea what your doing, because if you knock one of those surface mount ic's loose then your screwed because they are extremely small and a pain to resolder with the naked eye.

Posted on Dec 25, 2007


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