I tried removing battery, letting it rest and then turning computer on with the Application and Driver Recovery DVD in place. Hoping to start in safe mode I did try hitting F8 as soon as I turned on the computer.
The screen goes directly to a display of thin vertical blue lines in pairs 1/8th, seperated by 1/4'', margins in the 15" x 9" screen are 2-1/4" left and right and 3/4" top and bottom. This blue line display lasts 20 seconds cycling with a pure black screen that lasts 5 seconds. This cycle continues indefinitely. Just before the blue line screen returns a small cursor flashes once about 3-1/2 inch over from the left and down about 2-1/2 from the top putting it in the blue line display area. I think I have seen the cursor in the far upper left part of the screen, but rarely.