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Computer wouldn't wake up, now erratic screen

Wouldn't wake up with moving mouse, hitting key, etc. I shut it off and when I turn it back on, I get a very colorful, flashing screen. I shut it off, I get a Microsoft Windows hibernating screen and it turns off. Have tried several times, for different lengths of time.

This happened last week, but worked the third time I turned it on. Not so today. I would appreciate any thought you may have on my delimma.

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Try this:
Unplug the computer.
Remove the battery.
Leave battery out for at least 60 secs.
Replace battery and plug it back in.
Try to turn it on.

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