Now, I have a feeling I already know what the issue is with my laptop but I'd like to see if anyone else has any suggestions.
A little while ago I had to replace my charger (a common activity for most Dell owners I believe) and go a new one off of eBay like I have so many times in the past. I plugged the new one in and it worked fine for about 8 hours (on and off usage, not plugged in constantly). Suddenly there was a loud popping noise and the faint whiff of burnt plastic, I checked the charger and sure enough the green light on it had gone out and it was extremely warm. The laptop didn't seem to be affected, other than it wasn't charging anymore. So I put it down to bad luck, got a refund from eBay an bought another from a different seller. As I didn't think I would be too long without a charger I used the laptop until the battery ran down.
Which brings us to today. I've received my new charger, plugged it in and connected it the laptop.... and nothing happens. The battery icon has not turned green to indicate it's plugged in and the laptop won't start all. I've tried taking the battery out and holding the power button to make sure any residual charge has been used but still nothing.
Does anyone have any suggestions or am I looking at a new laptop purchase?