Originally Posted by AmigaDude
Yes, it is possible that a dead battery could stop you from starting, even with a docking station. If taking the battery out, and plugging it in alows it to start then that's the case. Not likely this will happen. but worth a try if you have not already.
Could be the power switch?
Does this machine plug directly into AC power, or does the power cord have an adapter? Is it supposed to (and does it) have any...