My laptop seemed to be working fine last night. I was using it as it was plugged in the wall. I left it for some time, then when I came back it had powered off (what I assumed was putting itself in standby). When I hit the power button, there was nothing. No light on the laptop indicating a power source. The thing is completely dead. Will not power up unplugged either.
Note: The green light on my Dell power cord lights up when the cord is plugged into the wall; however, when I then plug the other end into the laptop, the green light on the cord goes out.
I am hoping there is something wrong with the power cord. I am probably not that lucky. Could the laptop have overheated and fried something on the motherboard? What do I need to check out hardware-wise? (And how do I check it?)
Any suggestions/help is greatly appreciated.