tranquility786
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Re: Dell Studio 1555 power button cable

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sorry for the late response Richard but the answer was no - until today emoticon.Smile.title

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srikanth1604
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Thanks a Lot , I used the above and my laptop is working grate .......

The tricky part was to get the wires out for the work and fixing them back and I resolved every thing by taking  Images of the complete thing and fixing again 

thanks flim1980 for the images .\

Thanks to DELL for the Instruction for opening the dell display and reassembling instructions .

Thanks all for the suggestions .

IF any one wants any images of the Dell studio 1535  inside look please mail me.

 

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nesler
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A question for everyone who had success in replacing the power button cable--how did you get access to where it connects to the motherboard? I have the same issue that everyone in this thread has had, and I need to know how to remove the button cable, preferably without tearing the entire laptop apart. So any help would be appreciated...

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srikanth1604
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-how did you get access to where it connects to the motherboard?

1. Did you already rip it up or if you want to do that - first go to this link and follow the instructions :

<ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>

You should first go to this and you will have all the questions answered .

 

2. There is a catch hear,  the cable for power button is the same one that also goes to WIFI button on the other side , So if you want to take out the complete cable you need to just open up the complete display assembly.

 

3. If you need any photo graphs of things inside mail me will send you or put it hear .

 

 

 

 

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Joostr
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To whom it might be useful:

I have a dell studio 1735 that crashed onto the floor, damaging the power button pretty bad.
Instead of trying to fix the button (buy new stuff), i switched some wires in the power/wifi catcher cable connector, and am now using the wifi-catcher button as the power button.

This is how i did it:

1. disassemble the control buttons panel and keyboard
You can find a tutorial on doing that here

 

2. The power/wificatcher cable connector is number 3 in the image below:

(source: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/1735/en/sm/display.htm#wp1109848)

 

3. Remove the connector and start finding out which wires are the switch wires...
This is what it looked like in my case:
The four right wires (light brown, red, brown, black) run to the wifi button,
the three left ones (blue, green, yellow) run to the power button.
I guess the LEDs in the buttons are controlled by the green wire (power button) and the light brown wire (wifi button) which are the '+',
the '-' of the LEDs are connected to the ground (there is a conducting area on the back of the button circuits which connects the the laptop hinges).

From studio

I'm not sure all dell studio's have the same wire color configuration, but with some general logical thinking and a multimeter you can find out for yourself... You can use the top of the connector as measure points.
In my case, the power button made a connection betwoon the yellow and blue wire,
and the wifi catcher button connected the black and the brown wire.

So I put brown where blue was, black where yellow was, and disconnected green and lightbrown (these last two are signals for the LEDs i think).

 

4. Using a small needle, you can lift the plastic locking clips and take out the wires with a pair of tweezers.

Now put the wires connected to the wificatcher button, to where the ones of the power button were,
and remove the light brown and green ones unless you're going to switch them to trie to get the LED working correctly.
I also removed the white and blue wires from the connector (the original power button wires).

Some more pictures are available here <ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>

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g0rak
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Fantastic used the above to wire up the Wifi search button as power.

Also if you want the white Wifi LED to light up as power, put the Red cable in place of Green, so in the diagram above the plug runs:

Brown - Red - Black

I left all others disconnected (cut them off infact) and the wifi LED and wifi button work for power!

Cheers Joostr!

 

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toolbox1234
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Does anyone have a link to Dell where they describe the removal steps for the side bezel? I found the page for the LCD bezel (the plastic around the LCD) but not the side where the power and wifi buttons are.

for my 1537, there are only three wires (white, blue and grey) to the power button.

Thanks.

 

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toolbox1234
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If I only want to check if the cable is indeed broken, do I need to disaeemble the dispaly assembly?

 

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jlewis60
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Nope, you have to pry the lcd bezel off.  Mine had an obvious wire not connected to the button chip (I can't imagine the wire being damaged anywhere else unless someone poking around inside your computer damaged the connection to the motherboard). 

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toolbox1234
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Nope, you have to pry the lcd bezel off.  Mine had an obvious wire not connected to the button chip (I can't imagine the wire being damaged anywhere else unless someone poking around inside your computer damaged the connection to the motherboard). 

So the steps are:

1) remove media center cover

2) remove keyboard

3) pry the lcd bezel off while the display assembly is attached to the base?

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