Hi guys and girls, first off thank you for taking your time to read this
Kobalt (rebranded Clevo)
Windows 7 x64
xTreme Core duo (about 4 years old)
Cant tell you any other specifics as I cant see anything or access any details on the laptop
I usually close my laptop lid so i can resume using it if I need it. It will usually shut itself off after a few hours if i have not
This time however when I shut the lid, it did not sleep/hibernate. The screen was grey/black like the backlight was still on but nothing else and the fans were still spinning.
I powered it off using the power button and when I turned the power back on the following day, the same screen shows.
I think it is stuck in permanent attempt to awaken from sleep/hibernate it was not able to complete because it doesn't sound like a cold boot is being performed, more like an sleep start
However since the screen is always black I cant see a thing, ever.
No cursor, blinking light or anything. The screen goes from black to a lighter color which I assume is the backlight. All the fans are spinning, and the drives are working away but the display doesn't want to play
What I've tried:
-Taking out the battery, holding down the power button for 60 seconds and plugging the power lead in and restarting; no effect
-Burned a recovery CD ISO - cant see the screen
-Put a Windows 7 ISO onto a usb ket - cant see the screen
-Connected the laptop to my mac/another screen, didn't recognise it
To answer any pre emptive questions:
No i did not install any new hardware or software and yes it is a legit version of windows
Any help or advice is greatly appreciated guys
If i could see the screen I could rip out the drivers or fault find but im quite literally blind here