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A number of things could have happened. The simplest is that the charger itself is not connecting to the computer. If the LED is displayed on the charger, it could also be a connection in the cable that is disrupted (or even a loose connection on the motherboard of the laptop).
==Troubleshooting
Some things you should look for on the laptop when its plugged in. If the power supply doesn't light up, then get a new one as mentioned below. If it doesn't have a light or it does light up, then you need to see if the laptop is recieving power. The laptop should have a light that turns on when it is plugged in. If thats the case then when you press the power button, if nothing happends, you might have a BIOS or Motherboard issue (in which case, you're essentially screwed - read below for clarification).
Now if the laptop makes some sound, then you either have a video card issue, or maybe your OS is fried. Either situation can be tested pretty quickly. If you do have some video display, but lets say its only for a second, hook the computer up to an external monitor using a VGA cable. If you recieve no video in either situation, yet hear fans, then you might have a fried video card. If its a nVidia 6, 7, or 8 series card, you need to call your laptop company - regardless if its out of warrenty - and tell them you have a GPU issue which afflicts the nVidia GeForce (insert your model type) series cards. If they cannot help, ask to speek to a supervisor, as don't A number of things could have happened. The simplest is that the charger itself is not connecting to the computer. If the LED is displayed on the charger, it could also be a connection in the cable that is disrupted (or even a loose connection on the motherboard of the laptop).
== Power supply replacement
Go to Sams Club (or WalMart) & look for the Targus universal power supply for laptops. It should be around 30-35 and works very well. You can take it back if that doen't solve the problem - so keep your receipts with the packaging. You might actually try bringing the laptop there and having them try it on your computer to make sure that it is compatable (at least do it under that guise, becasue it is compatable).

==BIOS/Motherboard
Now if it is a BIOS issue, where you downloaded software updates & maybe you don't pay attention to them, or whatever, but the BIOS were flashed & the flash was (in some manner) corrupted, then I'm sorry to tell you but you're laptop is essentially screwed.
This is the other end of the spectrum - either you spend 35 and it works, or you have a $700 paper weight. take sh*t over the phone from someone reading a script (Step 12, if a customer wants something, explain to them that there is nothing that you can do....)
You might actually get to someone who speaks English, but either way - you need to hold your ground until they are willing to replace it.

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