Have finally returned from my travels and tried to plug a wireless N Dongle into my mothers laptop.
The laptop instantly shut down and when I looked at the USB slot, it seems I had inserted the Dongle upside down, as the protective plastic "bar" that normally prevents you from doing this in the laptop was missing and there were just exposed pins.
Basically, what are the possibilities for damage to the laptop as it will no longer boot...
Fuse somewhere blown?
Thanks in advance guys!