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How do you take apart dell vostra 3450 to get to charge port

Trying to take a broken pin in chareport

Posted by Michael Coombs on

  • Anonymous Jun 13, 2018

    Hi Michael Coombs, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?
    read the Dell service manual yet.
    you can, go to dell and do so.
    you are lucky it has power cable inside.
    it just unplugs.
    but the PC must be dismantled.
    and not wreck the very very fragile ribbon jacks. do you know now to do those?
    all 3 types and not wreck them,
    if not ask a tech, who knows.

    why ask fixya and not
    Dell made it and has service manual to read.
    that be first.

    here it is,
    see every word there searched "screw"
    and there is your answer.

    on many laptops the every parts must be removed.
    then the MOBO last , inverted then that cable removed from the back side of the mobo.

    page 79 shows 1 clue.
    page 83 is BINGO.
    14 steps, nice book,.

    as they say RTFM. (read the fine manual)


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Posted on Jun 20, 2010


Michael Thomas

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SOURCE: Dell laptop model latitude e5500 serial port one

Hello there
Many serial port pins use several of the pins but sometimes not all of them It depends upon how the serial port is wired internally on which pins it uses.
But if yours indeed does not work you will have to have it replaced by a computer repair shop or sombody that is able to unsolder the old one from the board and have a new one resoldered one this generally costs about
100 dollars ok hope this helps
Best regards mike

Posted on Jul 07, 2010


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Firstly, you don't need to use capslock, it just feels like you're being shouted at ;)
Try rotating the sharget in the port, it may just be that it has a loose contact. If the port is broken to the extent that this doesn't work, then I'm afraid I don't think its not going to be simple to fix (if at all). I can't really help more than that from here, your best bet is to take it along to a computer dealer and let them have a look at it, they will be able to give you a definite answer as to whether it can be fixed at all.
Sorry I can't be more helpful.

Posted on Jun 01, 2011

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