Broken power plug on Dell Vostro 1500

On my Dell Vostro 1500, the plug in part for my charger adapter, inside my laptop broke off and is floating inside my laptop. Is this part replaceable?

In Dell Vostro 1500 the power plug (also known as power jack) is soldered to the motherboard.

Yes, the power plug is replaceable but it’s necessary to disassemble the laptop and take a closer look at the motherboard to make sure it’s not damaged by the broken power plug. This service manual explains how to remove the motherboard.

If the motherboard is not damaged, most likely you can solder a new power jack.

7 Responses

  1. Laptop Freak

    Steve Friedman,

    how do I take apart a Dell Inspiron 1000 in order to re-solder the jack plug?

    I posted step-by-step jack repair guide for Dell Inspiron 1000 here: http://www.asklaptopfreak.com/laptop-notebook-help/2010/12/12/resolder-jack-dell-inspiron-1000/

  2. Steve Friedman

    how do I take apart a Dell Inspiron 1000 in order to re-solder the jack plug? Thank you

  3. mike lund

    I just used this wonderful site to fix the power jack on a Toshiba P305D. The very thin plastic clip holding it broke. I used my hot melt glue gun to mostly surround the existing jack, thus bracing it against the speaker without interfering with any other parts. Sweet.

  4. I have a IBM Thinkpad X41 2525-18U that is in almost “perfect” condition so, I just don’t want to give up on it quite yet.

    Problem: Using an almost new AC Adapter and mounting the laptop on a working docking station, I get absolutely NO power to the unit. No lights….no sounds….NADA.

    If it weren’t for the fact that the unit won’t work in the docking station, I’d say the AC plug in the unit is bad but…???

    Do you, as an expert, have an opinion? Mine is that the MOBO is shot and I’ll have to replace it.

    Hope I’m wrong ;)…….

  5. Hi,

    i have a Toshiba Tecra A3X model number PTA3XE-01900NEN. I am neeeding to change to the power jack on this as it has snapped in the laptop. I am unable to find a replacment and was wondering if you could advise on an alternative or what are my other options?

    Thanks In advance

    Cheers John.C

  6. Muyiwa

    my fujitsu seimen laptops shuts down after working for 10 minutes and when i reboots after that, it shuts down five minutes and so on….pls what do i do?

  7. With the vostro 1500 right behind the dc jack are 2 black components that are listed on the board as PL1, PL2. after you have replaced the dc jack make sure that you also reflow (heat up the solder) on those 2 components they will commonly have a cold solder that can have symptoms as a bad dc jack.

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