Well, it doesn't "go black", it stays black. Just doesn't turn on. No beeps go off when I boot up my laptop, nothing ever appears on the screen. I hear the fans running at a moderate-cpu-usage speed, and the spot where the harddrive sits is burning hot. It is always plugged into the wall, and.. I'm basically stuck. It happened last night when I took a picture with my cellphone, quickly pressed the cellphone's power button to turn it off (so I can access the files from my computer), plugged it in through usb, and then around the same time the cellphone turned off, the monitor turned off. I was quite stuck after that, and decided to turn it off then on, and now I am where I am now. My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5100. I really wish I have never bought anything from them, I already replaced the motherboard once, replaced the harddrive on my own because it would be cheaper to, than to ship it to them and back (I've to pay for both ways). They also have NO no-lemons guarantee, so no matter what, they won't replace the system. This laptop makes me so bitter.
Anyways, I was just guessing that maybe popping the cover and unplugging and plugging back in the ram, vidcard (if I can find it...) and the hard drive might resolve the problem if it's just a loose connection. Say yes, and I'll go ahead and do that now.
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