I decided to shut the machine down by holding in the power button until it shut off. I waited for a moment and then tried to turn it back on, but it wouldn't boot up or even make the normal noises. The green power light on the power button comes on, but nothing else. The screen still give me the same sleep mode message.
Is it time to buy a new PC or is there some other possible solution? I was going to open the machine and see if I could see a burnt out chip, etc. This was suggested by a friend, but I have near zero experience with doing this. I will try as a last resort as I will buy a new PC anyway if I do any damage.
Any help would be much appreciated as funds are tight and buying a new one would cramp me a bit.