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Dropping a laptop is never good news. Have you tried to Cold-Start the laptop, unplug. remove battery, leave battery out for now, plug in try to start normally. If that fails, Did you remove the HDD and reseat? The damage from the drops may have jarred something loose. Do you get activity, light blinking, from the HDD? The DVD/CD?
If thelaptop battery is more than 3 - 4 years old then the battery could be worn out.Rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge and discharge cycles andwill lose their charge capacity over time, i.e. won't charge to 100% andgradually the charge reduces until the battery won't charge up at all. OR Thebattery shows a 100% charge but when the adapter is disconnected the batterydrops off to zero capacity in a very short time. If the battery drops to anunacceptable charge level then the battery needs to be replaced.
Wow, what a bummer. I've never heard of a laptop cracking the screen just because it was left on overnight. Did you leave it on with the Lid closed? Even if you did I would think at some point the laptop would go into sleep or hibernation mode to turn itself down to minimal power usage. Can you see where the crack is? I mean can you open your internet browser and where the crack is things are not visible? If so you surely have a crack, but i still can't believe leaving it on caused it. Anyway since curry won't help you get a quote from your local computer shops, or ask curry for a repair quote, then try the guys at http://www.generalsystemsconsulting.com They will repair it and ship it back Fedex or UPS and their price will probably beat any quote including the shipping charge.
Most likely you have another chat program using the camera. Right click on the icons in the systray next to the clock and exit programs. After exiting each program, try the camera again. The last program you exit before the camera is the one causing the problem. Restart the computer and right click on that program and try and set it to not start when the Windows starts.