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Power Light on but screen black

Last night i pressed a few buttons on the lap top key pad, the buttons were around the space bar. The laptop froze and nothing would work, not ever CTRL ALT Delete. So i held down the power button to turn it off. I then restarted the laptop. The power light came on but the screen stayed black.

I have tried running the battery down then recharging it but this did not work. Any ideas any one. I would reaaaaly appreciate your help.

Thank you.

PS im no good at computers so please explain as best you can xxx

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IBM laptops generally comes with protection mechanism to stop the harddrive if the laptop experieces heavy vibrations or shocks. This is to avoid any possible impact to the hard disk and its data. But this sometimes freezes the Laptop. The screen may be blank because you might have pressed a combination of Fn and F3 which will switch off the screen. Try to press the same combination to bring the screen back up.

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