I have / Had a old HP pavillion DV1000 laptop and for some reason it's stopped working The problem seems to be related to power. When I plug the laptop into the wall, it don't charge and no lights come on. I can't turn it on either. Thinking that the battery had died on me, I bought (at expensce) a replacement battery. After swapping the battery out the notebook turned on, but still refused to charge, and I had no choise to other to watch my computers power levels drop as I tried to salvage all the CourseWork and personal data off the thing before it died. Which it did. leaving a large volume of important data still "trapped" I'd rather repair the laptop than just take the hard-drive out, as I've had the laptop a long time, and I love it HOW IT HAPPENED: I lent it to my little sister (who was bed ridden and ill at the time), and when I got back from work, the laptop had stopped working. She says that she had the laptop on her lap (she was sitting in bed) and it suddenly died. No warning other than the "low power" bleep (she just plugged in the charger and carried on). ANY suggestions would be welcome. If you can narrow the fault down to a single component, and help in locating a replacement part would be MASSIVELY welcome as well.