Edit:Yeah, it's definitely the button. I took off the front panel--which is actually really, really annoying--and the power button isn't making contact with the black button behind it.
Using a screwdriver to press the button, it boots fine. Well, as fine as a 5 year old dell will boot.
Anyone have any experience fixing this type of a problem? It's not under warranty.
From the best I can tell, the power button connects to a clear plastic connector, which connects to a black button. If you bypass the plastic connector, and press the black button, it boots fine.
Edited by orcheon, 05 September 2009 - 11:06 AM.