As the subject states, I can't turn on my dell xps 1330 without the power lead in. There is nothing from pressing the button.
It has a newish fully charged battery and have tried a couple of good ones.
Once I put the power lead in I can turn it on and I can remove the power lead and everything's fine?
I've also noticed a flashing red battery icon on the front of the laptop when any of the 2 decent batteries are in there! Sounds like a shot charging component / motherboard?