Before I checked the fan, the screen went black on me a few times so I forced a shut down and waited a while before attempting to reboot. During this time I removed the battery and kept it off for about 5 minutes before reattaching it and attempting reboot. The computer sounded like it restarted but the screen stayed black.
Right now, I am have the computer plugged in. There is a red light when I have the powercord plugged in, and when I press the on button, the light turns white and stays steady. Does this mean the motherboard continues to receive power? Is this a problem with the motherboard, or the graphics card? We didn't have any issues with viruses or malware, and our anti-virus/anti-malware software was working very well.