Since, you mentioned you used this laptop for 2yrs. that's more than 18mos.. The issue is that batteries don't last forever and as they age and remain connected to the AC outlet that causes the charging ckt. to do overtime duty. The result besides a weak battery the charging ckt. may finally die to over-use or heat stress. That also includes the AC adapter besides any int. charging connecting port. if you can swap out battery first. if access, use another charging AC adapter. Beware, some AC chargers can have broken wires, which in some cases seems to make the AC adapter work or recharge if moved into some position.
I have a Dell Studio 1536 laptop. Almost 2 years old. It has always
worked perfectly fine. I was using it earlier then put it in sleep mode.
i came back 30 minutes later and tried to turn it on but it won't
start. the power light turns on but the screen remains black as if there
is no power. i also can't hear the harddrive whirring or booting up. I
tried the trick where you reset the laptop and put power back in, but
that won't work. I then went inside the laptop, reseated the memory and
harddrive, but no luck still. same problem persists. i have a temperature reader on my laptop and the last time i used it nothing was alarming; it definitely had no temperatures to suggest it was overheating.
any help would be really really really appreciated. i am a college student and need my laptop badly.
Thanks in advance