However, the issue has come up again.
I'll hit the "power" button and the lights will turn on for a few seconds. Sometimes it shuts down a second or two later, other times it'll stay lit up for roughly thirty sections and during this time I can hear the fan start up a bit. But then it all shuts down and I'm back to square one again.
I was told this issue could be caused if windows was making a critical update and the update was interrupted partway through. Not sure if this is just a theory or if other people have experienced the same.
I tried taking out the battery and just plugging the power cord in -- no luck.
Someone suggested taking out the battery and the power cord, holding the power button down for 45 seconds, then attaching the battery and plugging the power cord back in... no luck there either.
Does anyone have any ideas?