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Re: [vox-tech] Schematics for motherboard
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Re: [vox-tech] Schematics for motherboard

Hello Thomas,
It looks like you blew an SMD (surface mount device) fuse. You would
have to go to an electronics shop that sells components, like
resistors and their ilk, and have someone refer you to a place that
can solder these things.
The other place you can find the whole motherboard is eBay. There are
people that sell the parts of used laptops. No function is guaranteed
there, unless the seller indicates so.
Can't help you on places to go, because I no longer live in the States.

Good luck and happy new year,
On 30/12/2011, Thomas Johnston <trjohnston@ucdavis.edu> wrote:
> I have a Dell Vostro 1500 that was damaged early this year by a power
> surge and I am finally getting around to seeing if it is fixable. The
> computer seemed to run fine with two exceptions: (1) I couldn't get
> the computer to recognize an external monitor connected to the VGA
> port (not a huge concern) and (2) I couldn't charge the battery.
> Obviously, once the battery was completely drained the computer became
> a paper weight.
> I assumed the power surge damaged the DC power jack and I opened the
> laptop up today see if the component had any product numbers on it so
> I could be sure to order the correct one.  When I did, I noticed one
> obviously damaged component near the power jack (see photo in the
> link):
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/57942444@N07/6596174007/
> I spent all morning searching for motherboard schematics, without any
> luck. This is the most information I could find regarding a
> replacement MB:
> http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/510553748/Laptop_motherboard_for_DELL_Vostro_1500.html
> Does anyone have any suggestions about how to identify the damaged
> component? And perhaps where to get a replacement part?
> Thanks in advance,
> Thomas
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