|I was doing some work a few hours ago, when all of a sudden, the screen slowly goes white, and nothing is responsive anymore. I shut it down (held down power button) an tried to turn it back on, but when I did, the screen was all garbled (lines, random characters, shifted lines) and it got to the 'safe mode' selection screen, then all these lines appeared, and then the screen went white again.|
For a while I tried repeatedly to turn the laptop on an off to see if it would get past the safe mode selection screen without petering out and dying on me - it started it's safe mode check to or three times, but never got very far before it rebooted itself, or just froze.
Now when I press the power button, the DVD drive starts to whir, the fan starts to turn, the power other LEDs light up, but then nothing happens - black screen, no noises or CPU activity.
I really would like nothing more than just to get it back up so I can recover my thesis from the computer - I really don't care about anything else at this point.
Any help would really be appreciated!!!!