Dell Inspirion 4000 PMCIA card slot dead?
Well you guys have been such champs that I'd try out another challenge fer yah'll....LOL....
My bro. n-law God bless his lil ol peabody soul knocked my laptop off the loveseat arm and it landed on the Linksys card! ouch..! Now no green power light so I go to china-mart and try out another one still no light.
Tried to disassemble the unit but could not remove the keyboard. Seems there's a screw or something that holds the center of the keyboard and after removing the dimm modules still could not see any access screws to remove the keyboard in order to access the PMCIA card slot.
I was hoping it would be a simple fix of taking a soldering iron and touching up a fractured solder joint.
Any pics of how to take apart would be greatly appreciated.
PS: oh yeah it's a Celeron 600MHz w/ 512 meg ram (sheesh just upgraded this June) w/ a 10gig hd running XP Pro.
Mod w/ an attitude
key board removal
Thanks for the pics! I did perform pretty much as pictured but the center of the KB would not lift up. this is what throws me for a loop because the rest of the instructions is prety straight forward and being a electrical guy this seems pretty straight forward.
Well its a 600 Celeronmaybe I can sell to a scholl kid for web surfing via a USB wireless connection.
thanks for the info that was a cool website you shared.
PS on edit what is the optional mini PC card? mine has it installed but not connected, thanks.
Last edited by Chinookman; 12-04-2005 at 03:50 AM.
Mod w/ an attitude
Sometimes you have to pull the keyboard straight back towards the LCD so the little tabs along the edge of the keyboard will pop out then the keyboard will lift straight up and away.
Any good mini-PCI wireless card should be fine.
Why is yours not connected?
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