1. I have a Dell clunker laptop, celeron processor, the el cheapo model. Cost around $800.
2. I rarely turn it off; usually put it in hibernate until next use
3. I leave it plugged into the wall whenenver I dont use it
4. On the front are three LED lights: one for "using battery/low battery" one for "power on" and one for "recharging"
I've had this laptop for two and some years now. Never had any problem.
Today I left it as usual, plugged in, hibernating.
As far as I know there was no power surge or anything.
When I came back from work all three LED lights were flashing like crazy at the same time, and the computer wouldn't turn on.
I unplugged it and tried again. It wouldn't turn on.
I tried a different outlet. At first, it flashed just the 'low battery' and then the 'charging' lights and started charging normally and looked fine.
But when I came back later the lights were flashing and it wouldn't boot up.
Help? What is wrong with my computer, and how did it happen, and is there any hope?
Edited by howlleo, 10 July 2006 - 06:46 PM.