Firstly, I don't know any of the lingo, so bear with me. I have a Gateway Solo 1150 laptop that worked great for years--it is an older one. I came to the conclusion somehow that my hard drive needed to be partitioned(that may be misspelled), so I thought I knew enough to do it myself. We moved, and I didn't have the time/space to work on it, so it went into storage. It was away from extremes and in a safe place, though. When I took it out tonight and turned it on, nothing. I heard the fan kick on and the disk drive light came on, but the screen was black. I tried an external monitor also and it was black too. Before, it atleast would load the gateway screen. I tried after taking the disk out(in the past that had been a prob), and then I tried to see if any of my disks would work like they had before, but no. Sometimes the power will go off, but not always. I also removed all the parts I could think of and replaced them. I do have another laptop that works OK, but the problem is I had given the gateway to my sister... and she will be pissed if I give it back to her after all this time in worse condition than it was when she gave it to me to fix. If anyone can help me stay out of trouble, I'l appriciate it. I know it's not a whole lot of info, but please feel free to ask if there is anything in particular that could be usefull. Thanks in advance.