Remove power-adapter port which has been Super Glued to laptop chassis
Inspiron 11 - 3147 laptop
Service Tag: C267712
The owner of the laptop chose to use super glue (Krazy Glue, Crazy Glue, whatever) to glue the power port adapter to the assembly.
I want to know if there is a way to remove the port which has been glued in place. I have the correct Dell OEM part to replace it. I have tried acetone to no avail. My other thought is to use a Dremel to cut the adapter off the assembly. I scare myself just typing that.
It appears the power adapter port sits on a pedestal of plastic on the chassis to have it at the right level on the chassis. I would either cut up the bad port and then sand it smooth, or slice between the bad port and the plastic pedestal.
The power adapter port has a tab for a screw that secures the power-adapter port to the palmrest and keyboard assembly. The tab broke, causing the port to be loose in the assembled laptop. It could not be charged in that state. And the adapter itself does not work consistently. Twisting the barrel of the plug in the port juuusssttt right and it may charge; but usually not. The owner decided super glue was the answer.
Power-adapter port - Dell Part: JCDW3
PALMREST TOUCHPAD KEYBOARD ASSEMBLY dell part: 7W4K6
Is this a good question?