A longshot I know but I am having a problem with my Dell Inspiron 8500 laptop. The Keyboard, including the on/off switch(!), has died and isn't responding. One second it was working, next second I rebooted the PC and it wasn't! I appreciate this is probably a hardware failure but thought I would just see if anyone else has suffered a similar problem before? I assume there is no secret toggle function that may have caused this? Everything is dead - even the Caps Lock key no longer toggles the LCD light. For those that haven't tried having a laptop without a keyboard I can assure you it's quite annoying! Many thanks to anyone who can help!