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Power supply you were able to replace the ac power unit? was it fairly easy to do? any advanced technical knowledge needed? my dad gave my his old inspiron and i have another dell with a broken ac plug and if it was cost effective i would like to repair both unit and turn them into linux units

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I believe you're talking about the DC jack on the computer, if so, then you can find one on Ebay at a very cheap price, around $3. To install this you will need to disassemble the machine down to the motherboard. The jack is soldiered to the board. Once you get the board out you will be able to see the soldiered connections. You'll need a soldiering iron and soldier, remove the old and resoldier the new. Here's a couple of links with breakdown diagrams for various machines, you may be able to find one for your machine.

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