Thursday, December 4, 2008

Dell Inspiron DC power jack repair / replacement on the 6000, 1501, E1405, E1505, E1705, and 700m models

Most shops who repair laptop power problems seem to have one thing in common: they don't like to work with the Dell 9-pin configuration DC power jack models. Dell utilized a solder with a slight amount of silver to solder the DC jacks on the newer models such as the Dell Inspiron 700m, 6000, E1405, E1505, and E1705 laptops, presumably to make them less likely to have cold solder joints and have the jack come loose from the motherboard. The problem is without very good quality soldering equipment, these power connectors (jacks) are quite difficult to desolder from the motherboard without damaging the traces leading up to the DC jack. This means these Dell laptops are easily damaged during a DC jack repair attempt if care is not taken and the proper tools used!

At Comprehensive Computing, we have invested thousands of dollars in the right soldering equipment and to train our talented technicians as to the correct way to replace a defective DC power jack in Dell laptops as well as any other brand. If you own one of these laptops or any other Dell laptop and are experiencing power related problems such as an intermittent connection (having to hold the AC adapter plug in a certain direction to keep power and charge the battery) or no power at all, we can help.

Check out our Dell DC power jack repair page for more details on our power port replacement service for $99.

Gateway DC power jack repair part 2 -- more Gateway laptop power problems

We've identified another batch of similar Gateway laptop models with DC power jack repair issues. Power problems with these notebooks are the same as many of the other Gateways we've listed in another repair blog post. The DC connector (jack) breaks right at the intersection of the plastic housing on the back of the jack and the positive center pin coming through the back of the jack in about 85% of cases we see with intermittent power or no power in these models. Again, this is the same DC power jack used in most Gateway laptops and some other manufacturers such as Toshiba and HP. We replace this defective DC jack with a better DC jack made by a different manufacturer. This jack is the same size and pin configuration as the original power port, however the replacement jack it is not prone to be broken like the original jack. It will fit your AC adapter plug just the same as the original jack as well.

Here are some more model numbers of Gateway laptops with this particular jack:

3000 Series: MX3000, 3018GZ, 3040, 3040GZ, 3520, 3520GZ, 3522GZ, 3525GB, 3545GZ, 3550GZ, 3610GZ, MX3042, MX3044, MX3044h, MX3210, MX3212, MX3215, MX3225, MX3228, MX3558, MX3558h, MX3560, MX3560h, MX3560, MX3560h, MX3562, MX3563, MX3563h, MX3610

Other laptops: M210, M250, W322, W323, 7320, 7320GZ, M210, 7322, 7322GZ

For more information on our Gateway DC jack fix, visit