Information: Below find several options for the repair of the Dell industry unique "3 conductor" power jack. The best option and easiest for you as a customer will be Option #1 for the $98 (plus cost of return shipping) option below. With that I can reassure that the DC jack repair was a success by powering up the laptop after the repair. The following repair options are available on ALL Dell laptops, but specifically the following: Dell Inspiron Dell Inspiron 1150, Dell Inspiron 5150, Dell Inspiron 5160, Dell Inspiron 6000, Dell Inspiron 8500, Dell Inspiron 8600, Dell Inspiron 9100, Dell Inspiron 9200, Dell Inspiron 9300, 500M, 600M, 700M, Dell Precision: M20, M60, X300, Dell Latitude: Dell Latitude D400, Dell Latitude D410, Dell Latitude D500, Dell Latitude D505, Dell Latitude D510, Dell Latitude D600, Dell Latitude D610, Dell Latitude D800, Dell Latitude D810, and others. If you need your Dell fixed and need it fixed in a hurry ....this is the option for you. Once the Surgical Repair is completed, the jack is 2 to 3 times stronger than the original; due to my additional services such as extra solder to all pins and mount. I also add a special re-enforcement compound to help resist future problems.
The Symptoms: Is your AC / DC port loose, does the AC / DC power keep going On then Off and very intermittent, is the power adapter plug or power jack faulty, has the AC / DC port - connector come loose or is there a bad connection on the motherboard, does the machine - laptop - notebook just die or turn off suddenly, is the AC / DC port - power jack or connector bad on the board, has the dc jack come unsoldered or loose, when you plug in the power adapter or power plug does the laptop not power up and no lights come on, Is the laptop computer notebook completely dead, the power connector - connection plug is bad, bad power jack, the connector is broken, no power when the power on button is pressed, not charging the battery anymore, power connector is loose, the DC jack is broken off
The Solutions: If any of the above seems to be the case with your Dell, then you are in need of a DC power jack repair. Don't be persuade by other computer repair facilities that will tell you that you need to replace the entire motherboard for between $400 and $800. First try my Surgical jack repair. If I cannot fix it, I will not charge you for my time or efforts, troubleshooting or any extra estimate fee. Worse case scenario....I only charge you the cost of returning the unit un-repaired (Actual cost of return shipping).
LAPTOP DC POWER JACK REPAIR/REPLACEMENT SERVICE INFORMATION:
send the entire and
complete laptop for the DC jack
replacement, the price is $98.00 (plus return shipping cost) for DELL's PLEASE NOTE: A good thing about the laptop DC
jack service I provide is, if it turns out that the DC power jack if GOOD, and the problem is something else. I can estimate to
you what is needed for only $18.00. Or just return it for no charge (if estimate is not needed). For only the cost of return shipping.
This repair requires complete disassembly and reassembly, desoldering and proper removal of the old jack to repair,
surgical repair of the internal jack Contacts and external pins/contacts. Proper soldering / installation & Reinforcement
nortorious weak areas on and around the Dell DC jack (to help
prevent possible jack
failure in the future), repair of any broken traces if found and if repairable. I will also check
over the laptops most commonly used functions as a courtesy.
many of my customers use UPS, FedEx, DHL and USPS. If you
don't have a box at home, there are places that sell boxes and I've heard
that FedEx has a laptop box that is very nice (not sure on the price), The UPS
store and Staples also have Boxes and Packing. Or you can just go it yourself and get a box
and use bubble wrap all around the laptop surrounded by peanuts or newspaper or something else
to protect it.
The Cheapest way I've seen combined with quickest, is USPS. A handful of
customers have used USPS's "Flat Rate Box" which uses Priority Mail. Whatever you can fit
in the box doesn't matter, as far as the weight goes. All for only $8.25
www.usps.com Priority Mail Flat-Rate Box (more info) 3 Day(s) $8.25
The only drawback in my mind for this box and service is, that its a tight fit and you can only
get a layer or two layers of "the small bubbles wrap" or packing around it. But of 20 units I've seen
use this method that have sent laptops to me, there has been 2 units that have incurred damage. Mostly
because they did use any bubble wrap at all, or any packing materials in the box (not smart).
If you use Express Mail it may be expensive, but the trade off is quick! Many business people
will use their shipping accounts to and from me, if they have them. They will give me their account numbers to use
either FedEX or UPS when sending back, or a preprinted label to use.
Hopefully this will help with some shipping ideas for you.
either send Money Order, Cash, Cashiers check, Personal Check
you are okay with waiting 7 to 10 days for it to clear); with the unit
when you send it to me. Or you can wait until I get your laptops DC
repair/replacement done to pay. At that time I will send you an email
letting you know the unit is done, and thru PayPal I will send you a
request for payment for repair and the shipping total (ACTUAL shipping
costs back to you). Once you have paid, it'll be on its way back to
you. Here's My address is as follows, to send in the laptop and power adapter for repair:
Please be sure and include your power adapter with the laptop when you
send it, so I can check the voltage on it. Very often the power
tip/plugs have taken on damage as well. If it has a problem, I will try
and fix it for you as part of the repair for both options. No extra
costs for that.
My turn around time for the in house shop repair, until its back in the shipping
generally just 3 to 5 Working Days (M thru F); from
that I receive it unless there are severe complications or
additional steps required; which usually isn't the case. Alot of times, even quicker. Please let me
know if this will work for you or not.
Darren (Doc) Dowd
The Laptop Doctor