Okay, so after much fiddling around with it, I have finally got the laptop back on.
After it first failed to turn on, I opened up the back and noticed a loose ram stick, so i reseated it. The laptop turned on, so i shut it off and screwed the back back on. After, it failed to turn on again. It would not turn on for multiple attempts so I tried reseating the ram and hard drive multiple times and it would not turn back on. At one point in the process, the fan stopped spinning when I tried to turn it on, but this was only for about 3 attempts and then started to work fine again.
I heard that dropping the laptop on to a soft surface from about 6 inches up may move something that is loose, so I attempted this on my bed. It finally turned back on again this morning.
One other problem I realized is that the wireless card is not working right now. I don't know if I forgot to attach a wire when disassembling it a while ago, so I'll have to look into that. If anyone knows of a wire underneath the keyboard that is supposed to be attached, can you please verify?
And finally today I will try to run all of those tests to see if I can confirm what is wrong with it. I will post later today the results, thanks for the links guys.
EDIT: Today, the date appeared as may 9 and was an hour off, which makes me think that the cmos battery is failing. I've read numerous places that this can't cause your computer to fail to start up, but I've also read people say they've seen cases of this. So if none of these tests come back bad, then I will look into that more.
Edited by howtheflip, 09 December 2012 - 11:08 AM.