Hello PunkRockWinner....Was your problem ever resolved? I am having the same problem with my Inspirion 1150 which I purchased a little over a year ago (July 2004).
I would hate to have to purchase another computer after about only a year of use.
From reading the posts it sounds like I need to purchase a new battery to see if the new battery will charge or I will have to spend about $500 to change the motherbaord.
My limited warranty has run out so any services would need to be out of pocket.
It seems to be a problem with this model so has anyone heard of Dell doing anything about this?