Hello. My old PC with Windows XP had an unfortunate incident recently. My brother had a digital camera hooked up to it via USB cord (hich we had done many times before BTW)and I guess he moved it accidentally and the battery cover of the camera came open. Sparks flew out, and the monitor's display suddenly disappeared. He just did the first thing he could think of and unplugged the whole PC.
When we plugged it back in, it seemed to turn on, but there was nothing on display on the monitor. I opened the case and checked inside, but nothing looked or smelled ou of place. I tried using the monitor's power cord, but it didn't work. Sometimes it wouldn't turn on no matter how long I hold the button, and when it does turn on, no lights on it flash or anything, although at first the lights on the keyboard still flashed like it used to when it would first boot up.
Is there any way I could fix it? There was data and settings I never got to back up in it still, and I would like to still be able to use my AIO 922 Dell printer, which really bummed me out when I saw that it didn't seem to work with Windows 8 on my new PC.