Identifying laptop parts without disassembly

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Hornetzero, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. Hornetzero

    Hornetzero MDL Novice

    Apr 4, 2018
    So yesterday, I disassembled my Dell XPS laptop to replace the power jack that was defective. Once I got to that part after removal of the palm rest piece I realized that the part I had gotten was not an exact replicate of the one in place and therefore didn't fit.

    What happens next is a result of my lack of experience with working with hardware electronics. I contacted the seller and asked for a refund for sending me a defective part. His response was that I should have identified the exact model type written on the small tag on the power jack cable original before I ordered from his store.

    Needless to say, I feel really foolish for not noticing that and writing down the parts. Now, opening the laptop just for this purpose would be really a lot of work and I'm hoping there is a way to identify the tag details of the power jack without the need to go through this.

    Thank you
  2. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

    Oct 18, 2014
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