[QUOTE=dogbreath077;882156]We figured it out. The IC chip that regulates the power distribution was fried. We replaced it an now it works fine.[/QUOTE]

I now have a Dell 1150 that has the same trouble. I have tried resoldering the power jack but it looked fine before had. I tried resoldering the LVC14A chip that has been recommended but the results are still the blinking front panel LEDs. So which chip did you replace to get the problem solved?