Had been working online and in Word for a couple hours. Clicked on "home" on Facebook--and my screen went black.
Held down the start button to shut down. Started up, got to the Windows XP welcome screen, and it went black. Did this several times.
Removed battery (which has been dead for years) and power cable. Waited half a minute, plugged in the power cable, and started up. After the welcome screen, it went black.
With battery still removed, I removed the power cable, flipped the laptop over, removed and replaced one RAM, then the other. Held power button down one minute. Replaced power cord and started. The sound was very low and it died within a couple seconds. Tried starting it up several times. Each time, the sound wasn't the usual louder sound of boot up, but a very quiet sound, then it died within seconds.