Did you manage to power up the laptop long enought to take the info out??
Am trying to find out the best way to do this myself.
nope never got the laptop to work. A friend of mine gave me his dell laptop with the same issue. i was able to pull the hdd out and hook it up to a device on my dell desktop and pull everything from the hdd on there. Invest in a eide or sata/usb device. its worth every penny. I think i paid like $40. you can hook up any type of drive to it.
So i took the motherboards out of both laptops and the ac adapter ports were all loose. I soldered all the connections but still no go. I dont see fuses on these motherboards to replace. They must be so small that they are not replaceable. If you go to parts-people.com they have parts for all dells. Motherboards are expensive. As for these adapter ports on all dells they r the #1 problem in laptops not just dell but all makes. The problem is when u have the laptop on your lap and you want to show someone something on the screen and you go to turn the laptop to show your actually bending the plug. This is a huge issue. I have a dell i9300 and i just increased the warranty another 2 yrs.