+ 0 Votes You've got a physical problem, not a driver issue gechurch February 19, 2013 at 9:02pm PST Drivers can't possibly stop your machine from powering on (the earliest they can cause trouble is by causing a blue screen during the Windows loading screen). Your powering issue is unrelated. Typical troubleshooting steps are: * Unplug all USB devices * Try it from external power only (remove the battery) * Try it from the battery only If it's still dead after those steps you will need to get a bit more involved... open it up and remove the RAM, HDD, Wireless card etc. Also run a multimeter over the power adapter to make sure it is working. If it looks fine check out the DC jack - they often get bent and stop making a connection over time.