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If the motherboard is truly defective, you may be able to locate a replacement online. There are many boards available from a number of vendors. A good starting point is always eBay. The same is true if you need a power adapter. Lots of replacements are available.
If the trouble is that the power jack has broken loose from the motherboard, it might be possible to repair the one you have. It's a common problem in laptops for the solder connections holding the jack onto the board to break because of flexing the power plug. Sometimes it's only necessary to resolder those connections. Most service places (especially the manufacturer's authorized servicers) would rather replace the board than try to repair it. You might want to try another shop and get a second opinion.
If you do need a motherboard, it may not be worth the repair, though. With laptop prices pretty low, you might find between the part price and labor, it may not cost much more to replace the computer. You can always remove the hard drive and transfer your personal files to a new machine.
Hope this has given you some help in making your decision. Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!
Posted on Oct 06, 2010
I have never found dell support any help how did they come to that dissision tell me the the make and model no.
Posted on Oct 06, 2010
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