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Re: [vox-tech] Schematics for motherboard

Kudos to trying to fix this yourself.

There used to be a super electronics store in Sacramento called Marvac but 
they closed.  Real shame.  There is also one in downtown Sacramento called 
Metro Electronics.  Maybe you can go into the store and show them what you 

Maybe you can hook up with an electronics teacher at a university or a jr. 
college?  American river college has a good program out there.

I have been seriously thinking about taking an electronics class to help my 
career (mechanic).  It is amazing what electronics are morphing into on 
these newer vehicles.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Thomas Johnston" <trjohnston@ucdavis.edu>
To: "lugod's technical discussion forum" <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2011 1:13 PM
Subject: [vox-tech] Schematics for motherboard

>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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