hey there what most likley happend is two things, one, the light that lights up youre screens lcd monitor is a dead if thats the case it just might be eaiser and cheaper to buy a new laptop. new screens in some cases are more expensive then the laptop its self, or and you can find out by letting it load for a few mins, tilt the screen back and use a flash light close to it and see if you can see youre desktop, so like I said if thats the case then its the light, and you could use an external monitor to still get use. plug one to it, sometimes you also have to press and hold the FN (function) key and press one of the F keys one that says something like crt/lcd ? ... or TWO IF you know for sure it is not loading just kinda spining its gears. some laptops have been pron to overheating, and overtime the sodering connections will fail, if thats the case agian, sometiems it is eaiser to just toss it simply because there could be more damage to the unit if the sodering connections where shorting out.