For a while my, eMachines EZ1601 all-in-one, computer still functioned as usual. Several hours later (a little after 10 pm), the built-in moniter started to have brief flickers (changes in screen brightness), so I turned off (using shutdown), and restarted my computer. It started ok, but the annoying flickers continued. It worked for a little while longer, then the screen suddenly went black during use. I moved the mouse to try to wake it up. The screen stayed black, so I tried Ctrl-Alt-Delete to turn off the computer, which did not work. It took two attempts using the on/off button to turn off the computer. I waited several minutes, then tried to turn the computer back on. The keyboard light came on, and the computer made its usual whirring sounds, but screen stayed black. Again it took several tries with the on/off button to turn it off. There was a slight electrical smell.
I have tried a few more times to start my computer, but the screen just stays black. The last time I tried was this morning; this time the keyboard light did not turn on, which it had done on the previous attempts.
I have owned this computer for slightly over two years. The warranty expired after one year.
Is my computer fried?
Could the download attempt have caused this, or is that just coincidental?
I am posting from my mother's computer.
Edited by hamluis, 12 November 2012 - 05:59 PM.
Moved from XP to internal Hardware - Hamluis.