Try connecting the laptop to a screen or monitor. Startup the computer after connecting it. See if the monitor/TV shows any sign of recieving a signal after the normal amount of time it takes for your computer to start up. To give an example, when I have my TV connected to my laptop via HDMI cable, and I cut the TV on, followed by the laptop, my TV says "NO SIGNAL" until the laptop gets to the login screen. Then it says "HDMI 1 1360x768" in the top right-hand corner, but the rest of the screen stays black until I login. If the computer is loaded up, you should be able to type your password as long as you don't click anything. Type your password and press enter. The TV/moniter should display your desktop at that point.
If you cannot get to your desktop using another screen, and the laptop shows no other signs of loading Windows (like playing the Windows start-up sound if you have it enabled) then I would assume a hardware problem worse that just the screen being messed up.