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Old 09-22-2018, 10:42 AM   #21
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u MUST use ORIGINAL DELL charger. dell chargers have ID ic in it/3rd wire/ and other charger or PSU will NOT work

if u dont read short in power connector u have mostly bad charger.

u can modify other charger with clone of ID IC

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Old 09-22-2018, 11:18 AM   #22
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When you say "original dell charger" do you mean "the exact model AC adapter that the laptop came with"? Or do you mean "genuine Dell AC adapter"? Because the AC adapter I'm using is a genuine Dell, but it's not the model that originally came with the laptop.
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When you say "original dell charger" do you mean "the exact model AC adapter that the laptop came with"? Or do you mean "genuine Dell AC adapter"? Because the AC adapter I'm using is a genuine Dell, but it's not the model that originally came with the laptop.
laptop is checking genuity and power. i dont know if alienware will work with 95W genuie adapter when it wants 180W
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Old 09-22-2018, 07:14 PM   #24
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Kodox, I do use a bench power supply but what i meant is not having one is not the end of road. This guy has already said so-he dont want to invest in it for just one off case. Thats why i said so.
Once again, yes i do agree with you & i just telling my small experience fixing mainboard.

@fireaza: If you doubt about the polarity of adapter, have you tested it using multimeter?

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Old 09-22-2018, 07:19 PM   #25
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u MUST use ORIGINAL DELL charger. dell chargers have ID ic in it/3rd wire/ and other charger or PSU will NOT work

if u dont read short in power connector u have mostly bad charger.

u can modify other charger with clone of ID IC
If the adaptor is not genuine the BIOS will halt boot to hard drive and tell the user that the adaptor is not genuine, what ever Watt the adaptor capable of and will always turned on the system until the BIOS halt the boot process
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have some laptop that NOT even power up with not genuie adapter
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Old 09-23-2018, 01:20 AM   #27
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we are still deviating from main issue. The main issue here is mb is showing short. Adapter issue can be tackled latter.

Btw, dont use adapter untill you remove short from mb.
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have some laptop that NOT even power up with not genuie adapter
I've never experienced that kind of case for the last eight years fixing mainboard, thank's for sharing those valuable info.

@fireaza: Any progress...?
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Old 09-29-2018, 11:19 PM   #29
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Hi guys, sorry for the delay, I've been coming down from a cold!

OK, I've removed the two mosfets and desoldered the two solder bridges (I don't think I've got them completely desoldered, I think I'm going to need a proper solder sucker to finish the job!):



I think the next step is testing the mosfets, how should I do that? Check each of the legs with a multimeter?

Also, I've discovered that I don't have a polarity problem with my AC adapter! I've had a close look at the polarity diagram, and despite the positive and negative icons being on opposite sides, positive icon still has a line pointing to the center on both! I would have though this kind of thing would have been standardized, but it seems not! So yeah, it seems like the AC adapter I'm using is correct after all!
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So according to this website (http://mayohardware.blogspot.com/201...g-mosfets.html)
The way to test one of these 8 leg mosfets is with a multimeter in diode mode. Seem like my mosfet is "P channel" since putting NEG lead on Pin 6/7 and the POS lead on Pin 2/3 does nothing. But putting the POS lead on Pin 6/7 and the NEG lead on Pin 2/3 does give me a reading of 460. Is this mosfet good then? Or are there more tests to try?

As to the other mosfet, I can't seem to find much information about these! I found this PDF (http://www.magnachip.com/userfiles/P...ns/MDU1516.pdf) which seems to be from the manufactuer, I think it's a "trench" mosfet? I can't seem to find any information about testing these! Sorry! It's all Greek to me!
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Old 09-30-2018, 01:46 AM   #31
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Put the negative probe on pin1 and positive pin on pin4(gate of the mosfet) and see if it is shorted. Next put black probe on PIN1 and Red probe on Pin 5 and check the reading. It should be done all in diode mode of multimeter.

Btw, is caps on the mobo still showing shorted(after removing the fets)??
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Old 09-30-2018, 02:24 AM   #32
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Which mosfet are you talking about here? If it's the one with the long legs, here's the results:
negative probe on pin1 and positive pin on pin4 = multimeter reads "1"
black probe on PIN1 and Red probe on Pin 5 = multimeter reads "418"

If it's the mosfet with the short legs, here's the result:
negative probe on pin1 and positive pin on pin4 = multimeter reads "1"
black probe on PIN1 and Red probe on Pin 5 = multimeter reads "1" (reversing the probes DOES give me a number, though only for a moment)

Are you talking about the silver and blue capacitors? Probing them (red probe to positive, back probe to negitive) reads "486" on the multimeter, but no beep.

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Old 09-30-2018, 11:03 PM   #33
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The reading of the fets are ok. You can put them back on mb. I meant smd caps. Can you check them for shorting??
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Old 10-01-2018, 02:03 AM   #34
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Really? Since I've gone to the trouble of removing them and they're pretty cheap to replace, do you think I should replace them anyway?

OK, so according to this website (https://www.electricaltechnology.org...h-digital.html) the way to test SMD caps is to set your multimeter to 1000 ohms (mine doesn't have 1000 ohms, just 200 and 2000, so I've chosen 2000), probe the cap's terminals and see what readings you get.

When I probe the square-shaped capacitors, I get a multi-digit number which then quickly turns into ".001". If I'm understanding the guide I linked to, this behavior indicates they're OK.

The round blue and silver capacitors are a different story. When I try to probe these caps, the display either continues to display "1" or I get a split second of numbers which then changes to "1". It could be a problem with my technique, but I've tried cleaning my probes, rubbing them all over the solder points, so I would hope I'm making a proper connection! I've also tried swapping the positive and negative probes, just to see if this makes a difference, but it doesn't help.

What do you think? Are these two capacitors dead? Or is there a problem with how I'm testing them? It seems to me like it would be unlikely that the square-shaped caps are fine and only the round ones are bad!
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Set your Multimeter in continuity mode(your meter should buzz when u touch red and black probe) and test the caps. Your meter should buzz when u connect red probe on one end, black on the other end of smd caps(if the cap is shorted). However, sometimes caps may go partially bad(leaky), so keep that in mind also.
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OK, I've tested a bunch of SMD caps with my multimeter in continuity/diode mode. Every single one of the square SMD caps I tested beeped (this indicates they're bad? There sure is a lot of them!) but the round silver and blue ones were interesting. The one on the bottom beeps but the one on the top doesn't beep, it reads "488" instead. Is this helpful?
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smd caps beeping indicates short. Its very difficult to find out without bench psu. Else, you need to remove all smd caps which are showing short. However, it can be coz of shorted fets also. So check fets first and if found ok , then remove and test smd capacitors.
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ALL the SMD caps I checked are shorted?? That seems a bit unlikely! Could this really be the case? In regards to a bench PSU, about the cheapest one I can find is this one (http://amzn.asia/d/itomWa4) which costs ¥7,688. Considering I can pay a professional ¥26,800 to fix this problem, I'm wondering if it would even be worth it! If I did buy a bench PSU how likely do you think it would be that I can quickly fix this power problem?

I've already removed and tested two mosfets, are there still more that could be bad?
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No, all smd caps cant be shorted. Even if 1 cap is shorted all the smd caps on that line will show shorted. So the puzzle is to find out that shorted cap.

As far as fet's are concerned , there are many fets on the m/b. You need to check each of them. Dont remove them unless you find readings which are bit suspicious.

Bench psu is not like a magic bullet-it will help you to find out shorted component but sometimes even bench psu also dont help and that is when you need to apply your logic.

Enjoy the puzzle my friend.
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Hmmm, so the fact that all my cap are appearing to be "shorted" definitely means there's at least one dead cap somewhere? You don't see this kind of behavior when non-caps are dead?

From what was said before, a bench PSU can be used to track down dead components by connecting it and checking to see which components are getting hot? If my problem is being caused by a shorted cap, will it be somewhat simple to locate it if I bought a bench PSU?

I'm currently trying to decide between if it's worth buying a bench PSU or just choosing the professional repair option. If the cause of my problem is 1 or 2 shorted caps, which can be located without too much difficulty using bench PSU, then it seems like buying a bench PSU would be a good idea. But if the bench PSU is only going to slightly improve my chances of locating the shorted cap, it's probably not worth it... Can anyone advise what would be the best course of action?
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