Dell Studio 1550 Power Button Repair by

Dell Studio 1550 Power Button Repair by

A common issue with these Dell Studio models in my shop at in the Savannah GA area. The hinge screws become loose causing the bezel side assembly to pop off and eventually breaking the power button wires loose from the button pcb.

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  1. RasMayne Macken
    RasMayne Macken 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Lol. We did not get to see if the replacement really works.

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  2. Joseph H
    Joseph H 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Thank you this is the best YouTube video on this repair👍👍👍

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  3. ThatGuyRob2dope
    ThatGuyRob2dope 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Where do you order your parts from

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  4. Carlos Rocca
    Carlos Rocca 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Which number replacement part has the cable that to be replace?

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  5. jarasic111
    jarasic111 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Hello Tim! I recently visited my mother and finally found my old Studio 1555. I stopped using it because of this same power defect. Any chance I can have the laptop shipped for repair? It’s still in real great shape and I would hate to trash it over something so stupid.

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  6. Subba Rao Yarramsetty
    Subba Rao Yarramsetty 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Hi, This is really good video. Can you please give me the links to order power cable along with button and the frame (Basel frame) that you removed. in my case it is broken.

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  7. Sagan Stephen
    Sagan Stephen 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Hi. Where can i get a replacment power button?

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  8. Abhishek Sengupta
    Abhishek Sengupta 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Where can I buy new pcb? My pcb is damaged .

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  9. Dave Smith
    Dave Smith 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    You should use Loctite to secure the screws…

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  10. Reece Budworth
    Reece Budworth 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Burn the wires with a lighter cross the red and brown together and tap the black one against them done haha

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  11. karlsefni01
    karlsefni01 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    I also can't find the actual button anywhere online. The cable is intact but the button appears to be broken. Any ideas where to find this?

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  12. الفاتح تبيدي
    الفاتح تبيدي 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    شكرا تيم
    from Sudan – thank you "TimsComputerRepair" for showing the way

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  13. Bill Norman
    Bill Norman 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Followed your instructions and everything worked out fine. I used blue loc-tite rather than super glue.


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  14. Mark McNeil
    Mark McNeil 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    I just got my power switch in today and hooked it up and tested it at the point you suggested but nothing. I can hear and feel the click on the circuit with or without the power button push but it is not turning on the laptop… any ideas?

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  15. PARAS Trikha
    PARAS Trikha 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Thank you guys ! Great Work 👍🏻

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  16. Ogiges
    Ogiges 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Hi Tim, i need your help, i have a dell studio 1458 with the same problem, im trying to buy the power switch with the cable but i only can find the 1558 model (the same you use in this video).

    I see both cables and it doesn't look too much diferent, should i buy the 1558? Thanks for your help

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  17. Lee Timo
    Lee Timo 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    If you touch the wires for a second aka shorting it will power on the laptop (as you advised in the comments). There were 3 wires, I used a lighter to burn off the coating, joined the red and brown wire and just touch for a second the black wire to power it on. Thanks for the video. I've ordered my new wire but am still able to use my laptop whilst I wait.

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  18. return2sender
    return2sender 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    you might try using loctite on the screws. the blue type is used for securing bolts but you can still remove them if you need to. works very nice

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  19. crystal icewolf
    crystal icewolf 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    thank you this helped a lot but now i have a new problem i got the power button put in and it turns on but for 4 seconds then shuts off i don't know what to do can you help

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  20. John Miller
    John Miller 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    I changed the power button and plugged in the computer, white light is on but when I push the power button the white light flashes, I hear a click click as the light flashes but computer does not power up. anything else I can do?

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  21. M Benesi
    M Benesi 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Thanks! You never know where that last strangely located screw is, and this made everything so much easier.

    I didn't have the actual part (will order, but needed to get this done today), so I drilled a tiny hole in the keyboard cover to reroute the wire and attached a generic momentary switch temporarily until the part arrives. Works like a charm.

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  22. John T. Billington
    John T. Billington 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Thank you so very much!!!

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  23. Jared
    Jared 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Does anyone know where I can purchase the power button cable and button? I can only seem to find the power button cable only.

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  24. Gary Hardin
    Gary Hardin 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Great video…. When plugging the power cable in the board…. do the terminals face up or down?

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  25. prabdeep singh
    prabdeep singh 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    hey tim i have dell studio 1535 laptop may you tell me that  how to repair power button of it

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  26. Glory Sullivan
    Glory Sullivan 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Great instructions, love the close ups. Do you have line drawings or just still pictures on a website, would be a great addition since I did not have my laptop open I could not follow every single step visually however when I do the work I will watch again and it will probably be a lot clearer, great job

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  27. Moon
    Moon 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Hats off to you… Bloody excellent! Thought the Inspiron was knackered, but quick google and diagnosis with the wobbly hinge led me to this clip. 15 mins to extract the part, ordered part from Amazon (Eathtek), received in less than 24 hours, replaced board, laptop back up in 15mins. Solved. You're the man…

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  28. Pablo Alonso
    Pablo Alonso 13 May, 2022, 00:33

     ,Thanks for this video, well done ¡¡ 

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  29. Anduz
    Anduz 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Brilliant little video! Very well done sir. 1 question though, could you tell me the model of the replacement wire please? Then you.

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  30. Mike DV
    Mike DV 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Thanks. Very helpful video

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  31. thesoccerkid14
    thesoccerkid14 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Hey TimsComputerRepair!

    Great video.
    I ordered the new wire and button and replaced it just the other day thanks to your video. However, my laptop will still not power on. The left side (wifi) button works great but the power side doesn't.
    Could there be a bigger problem than just the button?

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  32. Hyunk
    Hyunk 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Thanks to you I managed to repair my power button, the PCB had gotten out of the little plastic holder and the power button didn't click anymore.

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  33. Kevin Persad
    Kevin Persad 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Hey, where'd you get the entire kit including the button itself? I got the cable but the button itself is damaged. Can't find it anywhere. 

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  34. Sha Velvet
    Sha Velvet 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Thank you soo much for this video! I had never even opened a laptop/computer before. I love how patient you sound and how you keep the explanation simple.

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  35. Marc-André Duchesneau
    Marc-André Duchesneau 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Thanks for this video. I had no trouble at all following your step and solve my problem.

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  36. spearsmen620
    spearsmen620 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Thanks! This defiantly helped.

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  37. Federico Alba
    Federico Alba 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Thanks for your video…it was helpful because I replaced the broken cable. Unfortunately, it seems it won't switch on anyway. I think I did the correct steps, I hear the button "click"but it stays off. 

    Any ideas?
    It used to work before the cable broke, so I think this must be the problem…

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  38. cierra turner
    cierra turner 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    hello tim I just want to say I love your video it help me a lot but I just got a quick question for you where did you buy your power button cable  at/from?

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  39. Cory Lundgren
    Cory Lundgren 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Tim, Loctite may be a more common route to go with threadlockers, but I can't tell you whether it is better/worse than superglue as I have never tried it. My question would be, how hard is it to remove a screw for repair that has been superglued? Loctite holds securely but isn't impossible to remove.

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  40. FootofGod
    FootofGod 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Oh gosh, ours did this and the button broke completely off! Besides that, it has no problems. Just needs one wire resoldered and the button functional again. Don't care about the aesthetics. How much would you expect that service to cost? Best Buy (lol) tried to say $800 and I just couldn't understand how that could be justified to solder something and remove/replace some plastic casing.

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  41. Duane Healing
    Duane Healing 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    I usually hate doing hardware repairs on laptops because they're so fussy but after watching this guide I replaced the switch on a friend's Studio 1550 with no problems. Thanks for showing the way!

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  42. HeroofTime55
    HeroofTime55 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Can you list the specific part number?

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  43. Tommy An
    Tommy An 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    thanks for this tutorial followed this when my power button was playing up.had just got loose.managed to tighten it all up now all is good.thanks again.

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  44. Peter Hullegien
    Peter Hullegien 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Hi Tim,

    Thanks for the video!
    Weve repaired our sons Dell Studio within an hour

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  45. Gaurav Shrivastava
    Gaurav Shrivastava 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Do u think if this power button is faulty could cause charging light to blink once and dont let the laptop to turn on

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  46. Patty Delmott
    Patty Delmott 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Tim, that is an awesome video!  My laptop powers up fine now, but now I don't have any network connections. What should I look for? I took the keyboard off again and I don't see anything obvious.  Thanks, Patty.

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  47. admiralarevalo1
    admiralarevalo1 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Tim, that was awsome. You were very thorough. I also appreciated the gluing tips. Thank you.

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  48. Bob Rowan
    Bob Rowan 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Thanks again Tim for a great video. My part arrived today and it was an easy installation. One note: When installing the pcb, you will see that the right side slips into a grove. The side with the screw (left) has a small hole by the screw hole. That fits over a small nub. Then fasten it with the screw. For a spudge I used a manicure stick. I was just a little leery about how hard I can push the wire. I also set up a desk lamp on my kitchen table for extra visibility. HAVE FUN AND GIVE IT A TRY!!!

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  49. Bob Rowan
    Bob Rowan 13 May, 2022, 00:33

    Great video. I opened the Studio up last night and verified the problem then ordered the part. A word of advice regarding the part on eBay: There's a handful out there. I bought one that matched the part OEM style: extra conduit on the end that slips into the groove by the hinge and a tag that's resembles the tag on the original part. My hinge screws were loose too.

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