I tried removing the battery and pressing the ON button for 60 seconds. Didn't work.
When I boot, the screen is black. However, I can press Control Alt Delete and bring up New Task that way. The only thing I've been able to bring up (or think of) is notepad, which opens.
The laptop is an MSI GT 780 DXR running Windows 7
When I boot into safe mode, the same thing happens. I am backed up except for the photo shoot I just did, of course. ) :