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What is this connector on the Dell Inspiron 1525?

Discussion in 'How to: Building a PC, Modding, Overclocking' started by deviantdigi, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. deviantdigi

    deviantdigi Established Techie7 Member

    Got this Dell Inspiron 1525 on ebay for $10 shipped lol. Just had to throw in a new battery in and slap on some paint and it is good to go.

    Now, trying to put it back together after painting. This tan (C IERA1) has me stumped. I forgot if I disconnected anything from it. In all honesty, I had a few beers during the disassembly lol. Yet, I don't see anything that does connect into it.

    IMAGES: http://imgur.com/a/aVqqI

    I've rebuilt a few laptops, miss one connection and back to square one :/ I thought I'd ask.

    The manuals are horrible:
    ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-prod...on_laptop/inspiron-1525_setup guide_en-us.pdf
    ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-prod...p/inspiron-15r-n5110_Service Manual_en-us.pdf


  2. Digerati

    Digerati Super Moderator Techie7 Moderator

    Sorry, but I don't see what connector you are talking about. Perhaps if you edit your image adding an arrow or something to highlight what you are talking about, it will clear things up and also avoid any misunderstandings.

    That said, it seems likely if there was a connection that needed something connected to it, you would have spare parts or a dangling cable laying about.
  3. deviantdigi

    deviantdigi Established Techie7 Member

    On the second image (bottom) of http://imgur.com/a/aVqqI. The connection in question would be the larger tan connection, left of the smaller top right tan connection. It has C IERA1 as a label just to the right of the adapter. I tried to give an overview with the first image.

    But I suspect I don't need it? But its right in the middle of the board and seems important.
  4. Digerati

    Digerati Super Moderator Techie7 Moderator

    The same motherboard is likely used in many different computers - or even in POS (point of sale) systems - and it likely supports many different configurations and options. If you don't have any extra devices or cables hanging loose, I would not worry about it.