This is my first time to daniweb but from other threads I've found everyone is extremely nice and helpful...hopefully you can help me. Basically I have a Dell Inspiron 8000 that is dead as a door nail. No lights, fans, noises, nothing. I've tried different outlets and power-cords but that is about the extent of what I can think to do. Is there any basic troubleshooting protocols out there to see what is wrong? At this point I'm not expecting a whole lot so I'm definitely willing to rip the thing apart but I have no idea what to do once I get in there. Thanks in advance to anyone who can lend a hand.