Reset labtop

Question

My Compaq Presario 2700 laptop has been working fine for many months. Yesterday I turned it off in haste as I left home, and when I came back I saw the on light blinking. If I'm not mistaken that means I had somehow put it into standby mode, which I didn't realize at the time. I tried many ways to get my screen back, with no success. It is black to this moment. What might have happened. Ctrl-Alt-Del does not reboot the computer. It continues to be on, apparently - occasionally I hear it make some of its internal clicking sounds - and I can't turn it off, or anything!!! Help!!! Is there a "reset" button like my Palm Pilot has?

Answer

This question was answered on April 1, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Press the power button and dont let go.

It should turn off.

If successful, then press power again.

If screen turns on, yu may get an error message emplying that the unit was turn off incorrectly.

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Posted by David of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 1, 2003