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Del Inspiron 5150

By JSerrago ·
My trusty and yet older Inspiron 5150 is acting weird. at times when I hit the power button the power light will go on for a few seconds and then nothing happens. Also sometimes when I do that the power supply fan is still running.

Tonight I was able to get the laptop to boot but when I moved the machine it just shut down. I think I have a loose power supply if that is possible.

The question is, could it be anything else, and is it worth replacing the supply in a 5 year old laptop

(Yes I know I probably misspelled something up there don't need to know about it. Thank you)

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Is this of any help to you

by Jacky Howe In reply to Del Inspiron 5150

If you are adventurous you could see if this will help.
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Instructions
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http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/43678/
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Service Manual
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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins5100/en/index.htm
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While you have it apart give it a clean with compressed air and reset the memory chips.
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my own research

by JSerrago In reply to Is this of any help to yo ...

Thanks for the link, I think I may follow the instructions about the C tabs. I don't think that is the core problem.

I got a feeling it is the thermal cooling assembly, Since When I lift up the case near it, or touch the monitor on that side is when I crash it.

I am planning on opening the unit up, and cleaning it out, and I think I am going to try replacing the rubber feet with something larger to give the intake fan more clearance to take in air easier.

**** its been 4 years, it might be time to retire the unit, but its been so good to me until now.

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There are some

by Jacky Howe In reply to my own research

good deals on Notebooks out there these days. But if you feel like having a tinker you may keep it going for a bit longer.

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