This might be lengthy, so my apologies!
I've recently run into a problem with my laptop. It's an HP Pavillion dv2036ea.. I'm not too sure of the specs.
The other day, I turned it on in the morning, used it for a while, and then fell asleep. I woke up two hours later, and saw that the monitor had changed, and now it looked pretty much like a still picture of static on a TV screen. I tried the capslock button on my keyboard to see if it was just the monitor that had broken (to see if the light came on when I pressed capslock), but it didn't, and there was no cursor on the screen, so I turned off the laptop by holding down the power button for about 10 seconds.
When I then tried turning it on again, all the lights above the keyboard (quick-keys to get DVD, play, stop etc) turn on, and the power button itself lights up, but that's *it*.. the CD/DVD drive makes a little noise, but nothing else. The screen doesn't light up or anything, and not even the fan comes on.
Is there anything I can do short of sending it in for repair ?:?: