I was given a Dell Inspiron 1150. It worked for a day and then I updated all Windows security stuff. The friend that gave it to me explained that I needed to fully charge and then fully discharge the battery to get it to last longer. After updating, I rebooted and left on without charger plugged in. Now it will turn on (with the charger on) and I see the power button on and hear the hard drive spin gut get absolutely nothing on the screen nor on my desktop monitor when I plug it into the video plug and type "function F8" labeled "crt/lcd". I don't know if the Windows killed it or running it completely down on battery killed it. Any suggestions? BTW, like a good boy I perused 65 pages of threads on monitors here and did not see quite the problem I am having.