Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dell Studio 1737 Power Jack Repair

The dell studio 1737 is dell's 17 inch media laptop. With a fast intel dual core cpu and 4gb ram it will handle pretty much anything you throw at it besides heavy gaming.
This laptop came in with the dc jack intact but no power at all. Because the jack wasn't loose or broken I ordered the whole circuit board the jack is located on.
It's a fairly easy laptop to get apart and with this separate circuit board, requires no soldering.
After replacing the board the laptop powers up flawlessly.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dell Vostro 1510 Power Plug Repair

The dell vostro 1510 laptops are dells solution for small businesses in released in 2008. I like the sleek light look of these.
They still use the traditional nine pin dc jack that has been around for years.
This vostro 1510 came in with a physically broken dc jack. On a good 1510 the jack should look circular and solid. The jack was smashed and frayed inside the laptop. No question on what it needs!
Adding a little solder really helps the jack come out smoothly and applies for lots of different laptops. The silver content is a little higher than previous generations of dells and seems to last longer.
After a new nine pin jack is installed it's cleaned up with some electronics cleaner and ready to re-assemble.
The battery now charges and powers up!