holy crap! I tried the turning on my laptop covering the fan vents for about 45min, then restarting, and it freakin worked! hp help told me about 400 to send it in and fix the issue, I was ready to buy a new laptop and give up, but I figured I would give anything a try since either way it was over, but it worked! I just turned on my laptop, covered it w/ a blanket for about 30min, made sure it got good and hot, turned it off, and hit the power again when uncovered, and to my surprise, it popped on! my screen worked again. so far i've turned my laptop off and on agian 3 times today and it's worked every time. not sure if this will be a long term fix or what, but it's working now and i'm happy, heck i'm using it now to type! either way, it's worth a shot. seemingly it's worked for several other people, as well as myself, so what's to lose? that's what I figured, and i'm now a happy camper w/ a few extra bucks in my pocket save from not having to buy a new laptop! I can't thank whoever that is enough right now! same principle as taking your laptop apart and heating the video card, just a backwoods way that still works!