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Topic # 191556 8-Feb-2016 16:48
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Have a Dell Inspiron N5010 for sale. It works but charging is erratic. The power brick is new, battery is new so it must be something on connector. 4GB RAM and 512GB HDD. I just installed Windows 10 and reset it so it's good to use if you manage to get it charging. Or jsut use for spare parts.

 

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  Reply # 1487577 8-Feb-2016 16:48
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  Reply # 1487850 9-Feb-2016 09:28
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Mauricio I have one of these in parts so if there is something you need to resurrect this one let me know




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  Reply # 1487855 9-Feb-2016 09:36
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Thanks, but I wouldn't know where to start. Better to go to someone who knows what to do...





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  Reply # 1488343 9-Feb-2016 20:49
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I've got one too that had the same issue. But the fix isn't for the faint hearted. I ended up having a series of lengthy discussions with Dell about the Consumer Guarantees Act. They eventually fixed mine for me.


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  Reply # 1488382 9-Feb-2016 21:16
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I've got one too that had the same issue. But the fix isn't for the faint hearted. I ended up having a series of lengthy discussions with Dell about the Consumer Guarantees Act. They eventually fixed mine for me.

 

 

Accidents aside, the way some people treat their stuff it's a wonder there's not more problems like this. 

 

I'm obviously not faint hearted. Didn't look too hard to fix to me. No worse than changing a screen on a mobile, probably easier in fact.  If it were my laptop I'd be fixing it.

 

Mauricio if you lived close by I'd offer to do it for you.

 

 





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  Reply # 1488383 9-Feb-2016 21:20
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Technofreak:

 

mdf:

 

I've got one too that had the same issue. But the fix isn't for the faint hearted. I ended up having a series of lengthy discussions with Dell about the Consumer Guarantees Act. They eventually fixed mine for me.

 

 

Accidents aside, the way some people treat their stuff it's a wonder there's not more problems like this. 

 

I'm obviously not faint hearted. Didn't look too hard to fix to me. No worse than changing a screen on a mobile, probably easier in fact.  If it were my laptop I'd be fixing it.

 

Mauricio if you lived close by I'd offer to do it for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think it was a combination of "pull the entire thing to bits to replace one little bit" and the cringe-inducing flex in the keyboard as he yanked it out the got to me.


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mdf:

 

 

 

I think it was a combination of "pull the entire thing to bits to replace one little bit" and the cringe-inducing flex in the keyboard as he yanked it out the got to me.

 

 

Yep, he had to pull a fair amount to bits but other than the keyboard it all came apart pretty easily. Sometimes you have to be fairly brutal to pull things apart. The trick is knowing how brutal and be sure you haven't missed a screw that's still hanging on tightly. I've used dissassembly manuals but this is where You Tube comes into it's own allowing you to see what to undo and where. 

 

The connector was really easy to work on with a soldering iron. I've had to solder far more difficult items. My wife's old Acer had a faulty VGA socket connection and that was a sod of a thing to solder.

 

It's my bet that Mauricio's laptop doesn't need any parts, the solder connections between the power socket and the board will have become dry jointed and just need to be resoldered.





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  Reply # 1488415 9-Feb-2016 21:59
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It is not mine a actually. Parents in-law already have a replacement so not worth fixing - for them.




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  Reply # 1488634 10-Feb-2016 11:15
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This is the only laptop i have ever pulled apart and it comes apart surprisingly easy, my one the video card failed which i believe is a whole mobo swap so not cost effective :(

 

Looking at the video you can just replace the whole board rather than stuff around soldering the jack, I can possibly supply someone the whole board for a unbolt/bolt on fix 




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