Dell came through, thanks to my blogging, and replaced my laptop with a brand new Inspiron 1501.
My Dell laptop is again giving me trouble. It looks like Dell gave me a defective motherboard last month.
My Dell Inspiron 5150 is causing me trouble again. It is off to Dell for a motherboard replacement. This would be the third time in 4 years the motherboard would be replaced, not counting the replacement of the computer once.