Vleonard
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Inspiron 1545 broken DC socket

I believe the socket has finally broken.  The computer no longer sees that the power cord is plugged in and the battery is not charging.  The socket feels loose.  I have several other dell laptops in my laptop graveyard and am wondering what DC sockets off what other laptops would be compatible so that I can swap them out.  I have the hexagonal plug and cord and would rather keep that since I have 2 of those power supplies already and don't really want to replace them.

Thanks

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RE: Inspiron 1545 broken DC socket

The jack on this model is part of a daughterboard that's unique to the 1545:

<<www.parts-people.com/index.php?action=item&id=6444>>

You can see if they have the hexagonal version, but there weren't many of those shipped relative to the number of systems built - the vast majority take the round barrel connector.

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Vleonard
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RE: Inspiron 1545 broken DC socket

Thanks.  I found the part on amazon for substantially less money.

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