My 3 year old laptop died today. Here's what happened: Due to a dodgy power lead connection, it switched to battery power (without me noticing, I was playing an old dos-box game at the time), which drained to 0% without warning (again probably because I was playing a game, so didn't see any notifications in windows) resulting in the whole thing loosing power suddently. I know this because on switching on again laptop seemed to be fine (after choosing 'start windows normally' on the improper shutdown screen), just with a 0% power indicator in windows. However, the screen soon first turned a rather sick green shade, then evertying froze in place - no response to anything except when I forced power off. Same thing on reboot. Booted into windows safe mode and updated graphics card driver in case that got corrupted or something in power off. Same thing on reboot. Left off for a while, to cool, see if that would help No such luck Instead on power-on nothing except a backlit blank black screen. No setup/bios/windows anything, but power is clearly on (fans on, screen is backlit - ie bit brighter than the black when it's switched off). So does this sound like the graphics card has failed? It's a laptop, but AFAIK it has a discrete laptop graphics card, not integrated. Can anything be done to bring this laptop back to life? (without spending a load of money - I didn't like it enough for that!) Or could it be something else?