Оригинальный сообщение: oldturkey03 ,
Rachel, I suppose you are talking about the DC jack. It is soldered to your motherboard. [http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins5100/en/sm/index.htm|Here is] the service manual. It looks like it is a straight forward job to get to the motherboard. Once you have full access to your motherboard, take a look at the connector, it might be of or the solder connection might be loose. You can either resolder it, or if it looks to bad, replace it. You can get a replacement [http://www.lapdiy.com/dell-inspiron-pp07l-dc-power-jack-socket-connector-plug-port-p-28275.html#.T9bAMmWEaWY|from here] Total cost should not exceed $10. Sounds like a pretty cost effective task. Hope this helps, good luck.