Oh, thank heavens it's not that awesome new laptop!
Faust, could this have something to do with having taken the battery out? I remember one of my nephews having an older Dell laptop that wouldn't boot up on the power cord until he replaced the old battery.
By the way, Faust, are you all done with your computer certification exams etc.?
I don't really think so Drac . I was thinking about it earlier , thinking that maybe that the battery had gone bad , & had somehow ruined something inside . However , because the laptop will turn on with the power cable plugged in ruled that out . I know that laptop batteries aren't cheap , I want to say between $40 & $75 US . I sould say it's pretty much a certainty that the battery is bad , & needs to be replaced . If you're already backing things up Rosaboobie , then you might as well re-install the OS . Do you still have the recovery disc , or a standard OS disc ? What about the support cd/dvd (mobo drivers , chipset drivers , video drivers) ? At this stage , a re-install of the OS will not cost anything but time , & it sure isn't going to hurt to do it !
School is finished . I have my certifications , & I'm attempting to find something in IT . So far , no luck . I will not give up !!