Hi Glen, Here's the service manual: https://dl.dell.com/topicspdf/inspiron-13-7370-laptop_service-manual_en-us.pdf I'm assuming you are talking about the white connector on the motherboard as shown: Dell Inspiron 13-7352 DC POWER JACK HARNESS Replacement if so you must have used a lot of force. They are standard parts so perhaps browse through electronic supply web site for one the same size. Or you could try asking these people: https://www.parts-people.com/blog/category/dell-inspiron-repair-manuals/inspiron-13-7370/ Failing that, I would advise trying to find a local tech who would be happy to help a senior. Glen you just posted as an answer when it is a comment or question. Any how, just ask around. There must be people near you. Cars need circuit repairs all the time. It is a very simple job. Just align the male connector with the solder pads. TAKE A PHOTO - several. Do the other dud boards not have similar connector to scavange from?
There are 6 versions of Mountain Lion from 10.8 to 10.8.5. You don’t mention which one you have. Try downloading and installing OS X Mountain Lion Update v10.8.5 (Combo) https://support.apple.com/kb/dl1676?loca... After that Apples suggests installing upgrade to El Capitan 10.11 first. : https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT211683 Look down the page for El Capitan 10.11 link to dmg file. Click on it and save. A note from Apple: “If you’re running Mountain Lion 10.8, you will need to upgrade to El Capitan 10.11 first.”
Hi Vaughn, IFIXIT doesn't service anything. There are no fees, etc. Volunteers will help you fix your own equipment if you give us details such as make, model number, when the problem started, how it manifests, what you have done so far, etc.
Hi Daniel, It is amazing that your laptop even boots up. Sounds like you need a new motherboard. Probably not worth the cost even IF you could find one. If your data is what is really important then just take the hard drive out as instructed on this page: Sony VAIO VPC-EB33FM Hard Drive Replacement Then either install it in a desktop computer and copy the data you want over to the other hard drive or for a laptop you will need to get an external USB hard drive case and install your broken laptop’s drive into it. Then just plug in and copy data. Does this answer your question?
@has99crafting I would agree with jayeff that calibration is worth looking at. This site looks fairly good for instructions: https://shahrukhathar.info/how-to-calibrate-laptop-battery-for-windows-10-in-2019-how-to-2020/ I fixed one last year by just leaving the battery out for about a week, I think - maybe longer, and it works fine now.
If you are talking about the login screen then it sounds like a video driver or update problem. Try a Repair boot: Performing a Start-up Repair The first thing you can try is booting into the recovery environment, if possible, and then performing a start-up repair. To access the recovery environment, turn your computer on and off three times. While booting, make sure you turn off the computer when you see the Windows logo. After the third time, Windows 10 will boot into diagnostics mode. Click Advanced options when the recovery screen appears. Click Troubleshoot. Click Advanced options. Then, click Start-up Repair. When done reboot. Did it work? If it didn’t there are otherthings to try.
First of all if you have a broken pin install it and see if the CPU works correctly. Many pins are redundant (like ground pins as an example). If it works correctly even when you stress test it then you can continue to use it . This video is very chatty but here you go for straightening BENT pins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKbFNLiA... For BROKEN pins take a look at these videos - if that doesn’t scare you off?? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh2XYkRw... (the very least Linus will have you laughing) or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n0TEmzK... (the shaking is especially reassuring!) If you have no experience with fine soldering call around to your local repair shops for a quote. Good luck and let us know how it went. Oh and next time you are doing something like this open the package, etc. over a table with something soft on it so the fall is only a very short distance and the surface if fairly soft.
Check that the screen cable is correctly connected. This video will show you how to take it apart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Spriegms... This video will show you how to replace the screen but check the cable first. If it is not the cable that is the problem you will have to replace the screen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug6d6saJ...
(1) Unplug charger. (2) Remove the screws on bottom cover (3) Remove battery (4) Unplug & loosen the hard drive cable. ... (5) Unplug & loosen the antenna cables. (6) Remove the bracket screws. ... (7) Remove the tape. ... (8) Open the laptop flat. ... (9) Use fingers to pry apart and separate back cover from screen. This video should help : https://www.parts-people.com/blog/2018/07/09/dell-inspiron-11-3147-p20t001-display-hinges-removal-and-installation/