Got a month old Dell Inspiron 15n running (or not running, as the case may be) Windows 7. My three year old was playing on it today (yeah, I know. There's my problem.) when it just quit. I find a puddle of drool on the mouse pad. In my defense, the three-yr-old hasn't drooled on anything in over a year. I cleaned it up and tried to turn back on. The computer was plugged in, yet showed no signs of life; no lights or sounds no matter what I did. So I let it dry out. Still no life.
Here's the weird thing: The power cord light blinks. We have 2 power cords for the computer, Dell originals, one left over from a previous Inspiron 15. There's a green light on the converter part of each cord. When it's plugged in to the wall, but not the computer, the light is a solid green. When we plug in the cord to the computer, the light on one of the cords starts blinking. The other cord light blinks once and then shuts off. Is this related?
BTW, the kid was playing on pbskids.org with the parent controls on.
Thanks for the help.