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The only people who have the hinge is Dell themselves. I've checked all over. The only parts available are the Center Console Cover & The Back Cover. If the hinge itself is broken, then you will have to send it to DELL. They'll tell you that the whole screen needs to be fixed- just to hike up the price of repair. If you want, you can buy the back cover, which for the most part, will cover the exposed wires on the hinge, but the front of the hinge will still be exposed. What I would love to find is a metal hinge for the DELL Inspiron 1318, like that found in the Dell Studio XPS version. The plastic hinges only guarantee that we will remain loyal customers. Sorry if this didn't help much.
Hi, try taking out the battery and see what happens.
It may be that when the charge port was short circuited it may have damaged the PSU. Do you have another one to try or may be borrow one from a friend who has a similar Dell Laptop.
You can get replacement parts for this laptop, however it can get expensive. At the end of the day, you can use a super glue that is safe to use around electrical parts, but you might be better off just using an external monitor if you don't need to carry your laptop around.
to find the right driver for your machine ...when you got to dell support site...type in your service tag number that will found under you laptop. here is the link where you can down load the modem driver. your hardware is CONEXANT: