I let my laptop on sleep mode, battery on, and let it cool down using a fan. When I got back, I turned it on, but there was no loggon screen. black screen and everything else is working (caps lights, hard drive, fan...). I turned it off but then again same issue.
I have gateway laptop M series with Core dual 1.00 ghz, 4g ram, 2g ati 3200hd vga.
what could be the problem? I tried reseting the memory, holding power for 60s (ps: the power button sometime get jammed and it's difficullt to do the 60s reset thing).
Oh Boy! As they would say in Morocco, nous sommes dans la m.
1. Remove the battery and cable;
2. Press and hold the power button for 58 seconds
3. Replug and try to start.
If the above does not produce a positive result I am afraid that you are facing a hard disk failure which only a qualified hands-on technician can see to it, like saving your data on the old disk and transfering it to the new one.