0

Score

Avatar
bernabe
1

Asked

My sound is gone what can I do?

History

help i recently dropped my dell studio 15 and it seems like something got damaged inside my lap now i have to press with my fingers the left side of my keyboard for sound to be heard through speakers..

Edited by: mayer ( ) , bernabe ( )

i have opened my pc and i found out part of the left side circuit board got damaged, between the Ethernet connection and the two usb slots. Like i got a lil crack if i add pressure and binds together sound comes out, otherwise it separates and sounds out. what can i do to fix a crack on a circuit board?

bernabe,

Sorry bernabe, I do not think that you can fix the board, crakcs and break usually break the traces and are hard to fix (not impossible) but hard for the DIY'er. Time to start looking for a replacement.

oldturkey03,

Post Answer

2

Score

Avatar
Gabe
6.5k

Answered

Accepted Answer

PermalinkHistory

Bernabe, the speaker connector is on the left side. Please follow Dell's instructions (found here) in order to reseat the connection (Connector 6).

PS: That manual assumes that you have the Dell Studio 1557 or the 1558. If you do not have that model (Check the bottom), please respond with the correct model number and I can look for it.

2

Score

Avatar
oldturkey03
144.6k

Answered

PermalinkHistory

Bernabe, you may have dislodge or even broken part of the speaker assembly. Hard to say and the only way to find out is by opening it and surveying the damage. The manual is available online at Dell Hope this helps and let us know what you find. Good Luck.

0

Score

Avatar
bernabe
1

Answered

PermalinkHistory

thanks..ama try that.. well see whats goingon.. by the way.. my right click seems stuck what can i possibly do there?

I think the best way to diagnose as in what is broken would be by disassembling it and to take a god look at connection to ensure they are not disconnected or dislodged. Hard to speculate, so best is to investigate:-)

oldturkey03,

0

Score

Avatar
Jacques Richer
25

Answered

PermalinkHistory

It sounds to me like two related problems. The speaker problem sounds like either a connector fault, a marginal connection or a broken circuit board trace. These are all similar problems from an electronic standpoint, and are basically equivalent to "the connection is broken because some physical thing isn't making contact any more." The stuck right click is probably either a case mis-alignment or something which broke off inside and got itself jammed underneath the button.

If you remove the case around the keyboard, you can examine the area to the left of the keyboard and look for the connection problem. A good, strong flashlight and a magnifier might help. Once the bezel is off, you can probably see what's going on with the button. If not, probing with a thin piece of plastic can be a useful and (most likely) non-destructive way of finding out.

Add Your Answer

View Statistics:

Today: 0

This Week: 12

This Month: 22

All Time: 1,423