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Black screen, no cursor


My HP Presario F700 was working this morning, but after an hour of inactivity it went down (power light off). Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit is installed.

Pressing the on switch produces either a very brief flash of the power light or, sometimes, it stays on for 2-3 seconds.  There is never a cursor on screen.

I inserted the Recovery Disk. Sometimes it spins for about 5 seconds with a black screen, then the laptop turns off.

Is this a fixable problem without a hardware replacement? Is it worthwhile taking it to a repair shop?

I should also note that there was a Vista update installation earlier today. I have AVG antivirus software running.

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