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- Dell Inspiron 600m won't power up
September 6, 2006, 11:54 pm
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times. After going through dell tech support, they said that the
motherboard of the laptop was damaged, and so, i would have to shell
in 400-500 bucks to fix it. Yeah right! I disassembled the thing
Service manual. but i could determine the problem. Until, i
this website, it describes the exact symptoms of my 600m (it's
at the top of the page, i have ALL five problems listed there). The
site says the problem is with DC Power jack on the mainboard, and
that it can be replaced without installing a new motherboard.
Sweet! I've found
[url=http://www.laptopjacks.com/view_part.php?id=DL111500 ] this[/url]
website, which sells the part for $50 bucks. Also,
has 'em for even cheaper. Since i'm about 90% sure the problem is with
the DC Power Jack, i need help installing it. I've found
site that tells you how to do it, but, although it mentions my model
(600m) i'm not sure if the instructions apply to me. Anyway, i'm
wondering if there is a way to actually repair the DC Power jack
itself, or at least, find out what is wrong with it; or would i just
be wasting my time.
Thanks a lot.
Re: Dell Inspiron 600m won't power up
mention some other problems i have with this laptop. Although it
powers on with a charged battery, i have to press the power button
extremely hard for it to turn on. Is this a different problem, or is
it related to the power socket?
Also, it only boots with the second battery installed in the modular
bay, and when i go into bios, for the first battery it says "Not
installed" Does this mean the battery itself is dead? Shouldn't
it say '0-1% charged, Installed', or something similar? Is there any
way to charge the batteries without the AC Adapter, that is, without
the battery being inside the laptop?