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Dell inspiron 1545 power shorted dc jack/motherboard

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April 15, 2013 8:45:43 AM

Hi guys, My inspiron 1545 will not power on nothing at all now. I was using a replacement charger and all of a sudden stopped working and also could smell maybe burning where dc jack is. Charger then stopped working altogether. The laptop however continued working until battery died. I bought replacement "dell" charger and is no responce from laptop. The charger shows solid green light on the transformer and when plug it into laptop it faintly flashes with no actiopn on laptop.

I am just wondering whether this is possibly just a short circuit or something at the dc powerjack mini usb board, or is it likely to have damaged motherboard. Reason being is if it is just the jack mini board i will replace myself as is it is cheap, if not i will probably just strip and sell for parts...any ideas before i take to bits lol..
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April 15, 2013 9:05:37 AM

i would try replacing the dc powerjack mini usb board if its a replaceable part

cheap enough just takes a bit of time
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April 15, 2013 9:14:52 AM

that was my initial thought, especially since was still working with battery in but yer like you say its a chew done one before lol
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April 15, 2013 4:13:13 PM

I believe the jack on that model is soldered to the main board. I think you're going to need a soldering iron, and some soldering skills.
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May 30, 2013 7:29:45 PM

Yes in your description the main board power circuit short/ failed , if your dell 1545 under warranty just call to dell. Or replace a new one. Good luck
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March 31, 2014 2:33:34 AM

I am not sure if I could help, but you might check the dc power jack first, it seems the dc power jack looses, Dell 1545 dc power jack is easy to loose, order one from http://www.eBay.com or this page: http://www.lapdiy.com/dell-inspiron-xps-1545-dc-power-j...
And you might want to change the power board because of the soldering job...
Anyway, disassemble the laptop and check inside first...
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