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Need advice for soldering Dell Inspiron 1501 motherboard

Q: Need advice for soldering Dell Inspiron 1501 motherboard

I am a novice to repairing hardware but have been expanding my skills recently tried repairing a broken dc jack on my mom s Dell Inspiron laptop I had no previous soldering experience but thought I d done enough research and watched enough YouTube videos to motherboard Inspiron soldering advice for 1501 Dell Need get the gist problem is I tried out different soldering Need advice for soldering Dell Inspiron 1501 motherboard irons and couldn t really make a dent in getting the existing soldering off of the component and board The rd iron I used was an Elenco -watt soldering station temp turned to max I tried soldering wick Chipquick adding new solder you name it I tried it Nothing would get this stuff to budge like in any video I d watched What am I missing In doing research for a better iron I have only seen suggestions to NOT go over watts yet this didn t do the trick What gives I did eventually get the solder off and attempted to solder on a replacement jack but when I plugged in the laptop it tripped the circuit on the AC adapter so obviously there s a bad connection I threw in the towel and ordered a replacement board off of Ebay which ended up having a bad RAM socket ARGH I m now mustering the courage to attempt a repair of the original board if it s even still good at this point but I don t know where to go from here regarding the right soldering iron solder etc Any tips or advice for working on this type of board I did read something about motherboards with an Intel Pentium CPU or after greatly affecting heat dissipation or something but I did see guys online successfully doing this like it was cake nbsp

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A: Need advice for soldering Dell Inspiron 1501 motherboard

Can you post an photo of your soldering?I'm not sure if I can help, but an image might help us understand what you are looking at.

I solder quite often, and have done repair work such as you are attempting. I do know it is easiest to when there is only one solder joint to contend with. One joint such as a wire you can pull the wire as you heat and once hot enough the wire will pull free. Several solder joints are a different ballgame. There are two choices, and one choice I've never had the equipment to do so. Heating every join at the same time, can be done by blowing hot air across the component. I've never had the equipment for it, so I've been left with the choice of cleaning each joint one at a time. I noticed this is how you were attempting solder removal.

Solder tips must be clean and prepped for use. A trashy tip can cause an insulated barrier and prevent heating of the solder joint. Always tin your tips with a tad of solder before you ever use it the first time. If you don't tin your tip, you will always have trouble using it.
Pre-heat the tip so you are not waiting and possibly causing damage to the solder joint and/or component. Spending too much time on a solder joint is never a good idea. You want to heat the joint as quickly as possible without heating everything else.
On removal with the wick, the wick needs to be just as clean as the solder tip or it will not absorb any of the solder. A little bit of soldering flux may help the wick absorb. But if the wick has already been used, it is doubtful it will work again.
Soldering flux is always helpful when soldering joints back in place anyway. Especially on surfaces that have not been soldered previously. It doesn't take much, a finger smear is plenty sufficient. however on multi-strand wire you will want enough flux to absorb into the strands of the wire.
Don't bubble your joint, all you need is a slim joint connection. More solder will do nothing for the joint. Watch for solder beads, that can unexpectedly drop off your tip cause shorts.
One last piece of advice, soldering is no different than welding metal. Solder will not stick unless both surfaces are heated. If you only heat one side of the joint, solder will not stick to the other side. It's usually a better to try and heat the larger surface first as the smaller heats up more quickly. It's the timing of both surfaces that you want heated at the same time.
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A:Add memory to Dell Inspiron 1501

I always run the Crucial scanner to see what slots I have, what the maximum is, and what size chips can be added. Having low confidence in my ability to buy the correct product elsewhere I also buy from them, but I understand that they are far from the least expensive.
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A:5Ghz Dell Inspiron 1501

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You may have to replace the keyboard.
What operating system. What connectin. On what were you working when the change occurred.

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A:dell inspiron 1501 restore

Using "Factory Recovery" is probably the best option. Basically, it will re-install Windows XP as it was when the laptop was first purchased, using the factory-installed recovery partition. No CD required. Go here for instructions:
How to Restore to a Factory Dell Inspiron 1501 Without a Disc |
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That sounds like a dead or dying power supply. Smell anything burning? If you take the power cord out and swich it off on psu(if that crap has a switch) then press the power button for 5 seconds. Then sit for about a half hour and plug it in and try to start again, what happens?
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Is the a disk in the CD/DVD drive? If so, remove it and try again.

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It's either booting to the wrong drive, or the hard drive has failed or become corrupted.
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A:Dell Inspiron 1501 screen problem

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Yes, you probably damaged the charging circuits/motherboard by using an after-market AC adapter... These charging circuits may be part of a $300+ motherboard. Good luck
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It could be a loose power jack on the laptop. If you move the power connection around while plugged it, can you see the battery charging light come on?
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F8. See step 3.
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If you're lucky, the AC adapter is bad. Worst case scenario would be a bad motherboard. My advice is take it to a shop that has a universal AC adapter and a tip that works with your Dell and have it checked. Otherwise, you really have no way of troubleshooting the problem.
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Re-check the connection from the keyboard to the mobo
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Try going here and create a recovery disc. Boot the cd you create per their instructions and see what happens. Now you will need a working comp with internet access to do this but......
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what happens when you press FN+F2 key?
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A:Solved: CD Drive disappeared (dell inspiron 1501)

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I've never had any luck with "conversion" cables. So it doesn't surprise me that it doesn't work. And even if it does recognize hardware connected, I doubt it has the drivers needed to interface with hardware that is not natively USB.

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A:Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop keyboard problem

Hey, Welcome to techspot

I think i had this problem once before on my 1501 i forgot how i fixed it exactly but i would try hitting the function key and see if there' an f lock or something like that that will take function lock off.

Ill look on my laptop later and see if i can replicate the problem
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A:Dell Inspiron 1501 Screen Resolution problems


try going into device manager and removing the entry for the video card, then reboot, windows should find and reinstall the drivers for it, do the same for any monitors listed in device manager.
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A:Where to locate Run on Dell Inspiron 1501 Windows Vista

you can hit on your keyboard the following combo to make it pop up:

Windows + R

I've used that on both Windows Vista home Prem and Ultimate

I think if you right click on the start menu and access its properties you can enable the run icon..I'm not really sure on that one though

hope that helps
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
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Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2812 Mb
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Hard Drives: C: Total - 294513 MB, Free - 181828 MB; E: Total - 1499 MB, Free - 1295 MB;
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Antivirus: Bitdefender Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

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A:Black screen on Dell Inspiron 1501 on AC Power

Try another AC adapter
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sounds like the backlight or the transformer that powers the backlight has gone out
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I've been looking so much and than I found...
run msconfig --- services --- and uncheck ATI hotkey pollar service -- reboot and everything works as should ,)
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A:Dell Inspiron 1501 Hanging at Boot (RS485/M BR#22568)

Sorry for the lack of information, I was at work. The Operating System is currently Vista Home Premium. I managed to get it past the frozen bios luckily when it gave me a 'battery is critically low, press F1 to continue'. It booted past the login screen and is now showing me a black screen with a white movable cursor.

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i just wana get it to factory settings sick of it being so slow and its full of junk
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I apologize for the double post, I would like to offer indulgences to anyone that can help me ASAP. Google is surprisingly not helping yet, it's a race between the both of you. Please excuse the fact that I'm new to the community, but I am not someone just looking for help, I feel like receiving help, especially with this problem, should result in me helping 10 others. I will do the best I can and give anything reasonable. This problem should be extremely tedious and I hope you understand my frustration. I thank you even if you cannot help, the fact that you read this still means something. Looking for a quick fix, once again apologies for the rush I've been pressed on time. Thanks a million!!
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A:Dell Inspiron 1501 onboard wifi adapter driver help

Quote: Originally Posted by hitek

Hello all, from hitek,

Wow nice forum!
I was searchn on the net for Dell Inspiron 1501 help.


Subject of help needed:
Dell Inspiron 1501 onboard wifi card not working with Windows 7 Ultimate and NEED help getting a working driver.

I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 currently using XP w/SP3 as I'm typing now.

I have made a Acronis backup image of my Dell 1501 laptop so I can quickly within 30 min.s pop back my Windows 7 Ultimate back on when I can either find and get a Dell Inspiron 1501 onboard wifi driver that works OR buy a 100% sure Windows 7 USB wireless adapter with driver.

I have freshly formatted hd and fresh full install of Windows 7 Ultimate and seems to load and work great BUT.....

I went to Dell support / Driver download website page and I entered in our Dell Service Tag number and in the drag box, they are NO Windows 7. So, I'm guessing they do not support and offer a Windows 7 driver for my onboard wifi card?

I currently have stinky dialup internet and live in a rurual country area but sometimes go up in town to visit a spot that has cable wifi connection. My onboard wifi card with XP works great.. I have installed Vista and the drive for my onboard wifi card works fine. I went in to town to connection to cable with wireless router high speed connection to get Windows 7 updates but this onboard wifi card seems to recieve and reports wifi signals fine but trying to get it to connect and go is another. I have tried many many different wifi signals and areas and this onboard wifi card with Windows 7 does not want to work. I'm guessing it needs a Windows 7 driver. Do you think its not working cause of the driver too?

I need help finding out if they are anyone else with a Dell Inspiron 1501 have Windows 7 and have they found a Windows 7 driver work?

If I wanted to buy a 100% sure best range hottest USB wireless adapter coming with Windows 7 driver, what Name and Model would you recomend?

PLEASE HELP, and thank you all so much.

Please reply.


Hello hitek, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

Since the Vista wifi works I would recommend you download that and install it, in compatibility mode or manually if necessary.

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A:Dell Inspiron 1501 no video drivers for Win7 64bit

Visit this site and choose drivers for your OS:

Dell Inspiron Drivers | Dell Inspiron 1501 | Free Download |
PS: read the green lines before downloading.
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A:Caps Lock Flashes Dell Inspiron 1501 Doesnt Boot

Did it give you any beeps when both sticks of memory where out following your turning it on?

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A:Soldering advice [screw up]

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A:Soldering motherboard capacitors

First off I would suggest investing in the right tools for the job. Something like this.

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A:Dell Inspiron 1564 motherboard

I cannot verify if the motherboard is new or refurbished. Below are the part numbers for the motherboards in your computer. Depending on your configuration. You will also need to call Dell Spare Parts Sales in India. The first number in the list below are the Dell Part Number. The sales number in India that I located is Sales: Call 1800-425-4026 / 080-2510-8026. You can click the link below for Dell phone numbers. 
Dell India 
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A:Dell Inspiron B130 Dead Motherboard

Gorcon said:

: Yeah, so I replaced my fan, b/c it was really loud and it was off it's rotar The power light and the three lights at the top of the keyboard flash green and nothing happens. .Click to expand...

Usual cause is a badly seated component caused when you stripped it down to replace the fan, restrip the laptop and make sure any boards are pushed in correctly and any wiring looms are seated securely.

Gorcon said:

: I recently found out that the motherboard is fried. .Click to expand...

Was that before you posted this or after it which makes the thread incidental/

Gorcon said:

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A:Replacing Motherboard - Dell 15R Inspiron N5010

Hi priypriy,
We need to isolate if the issue is with the LCD screen or system board. I would suggest you to connect the system to an external display to check if the system is able to project on it.
Also, Please private message us the system service tag so that I can check the system configuration and let you know the part number. To send a private message, click on my name and send private message.
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You should be looking at something no more than 20 watts, if that.
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A:Solved: Dell Inspiron 6400 Motherboard model?

Dell Part Number: MD666, available from many third-party online suppliers. Example below:
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Sounds possibly like a graphic card or driver problem.
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A:Inspiron 1501 won't charge

Welcome to Techspot!
Do you know anyone with a dell laptop that you can try the charger with?
Was it plugged in when your dog did this?
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Be sure you are the registered owner, then call Dell Tech support, and ask them to send you the install disk set... It is usually free for the original owner, if not supplied at time of purchase.
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Have you tried removing the battery and trying to power up on the AC adapter only?

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HDD:80gb Seagate SATA
MB: Asrock P4Vm890
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PS: Crappy Dell 250w Power Supply.
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