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How do I splice my power cord into the battery panel? Answered

Power jack on Dell Inspiron laptop is broken. Rather than fix it, can't I splice something onto my power cord that will plug directly in through the battery panel's access? Sure, you'd have to stay plugged in without battery, but it's a temporary fix that doesn't involve taking the thing apart...

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11010010110 (author)2009-03-17

dont mess up with the battery header. repair or replace the ac header

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DELETED_GuardianFox (author)2009-03-17

You'll still have to take the laptop apart if you wish to do this. You'll need to: -Cut the tip off of your power cord. -Strip the wires of the power cord. -Identify the voltage of each wire. -Dismantle laptop to the point where you have access to the board -Identify power jack and the positive and negative leads on the board. -Remove (or bypass) old power jack. -Solder the correct wires of your cord to the correct leads on the board. -Reassemble. You'll also have to secure the wire if you ever move the laptop at all. Take it to a small computer shop that handles laptops, you might get it fixed right for much cheaper than you'd expect.

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