I am at my wit's end.
I tried to wake up this piece of garbage. It is awake, yet, the effing thing will not get out of a black screen.
I tried closing the laptop once, and the screen did show. It was on the "locking your computer...." screen. But that was taking way longer than usual to load, so I closed it again just to open it up and the screen was black and now will not function at all.
The thing responds to unplugging USB devices, I unplugged my mouse and it made the normal noise it makes when you unplug a USB device.
I cannot log into it and the screen is black so I don't know what current state it is in, other than whenever I press most of the keys, the damn thing makes another noise. A common one, like... when you try to backspace and you can't.
I think most people are going to tell me to just force-shut it down. I can't do that!!!!! I have unsaved work! I don't want to lose it!!!!
At this rate I am waiting for the battery to drain so that it will automatically hibernate, and perhaps the screen will not glitch when I plug it in and wake it up.
Is there ANYTHING I can do to save this piece of trash that doesn't involve me waiting several hours for it to lose power?
The laptop is an HP Pavilion dv7...