I'm having a problem that I can't seem to figure out how to fix. These are my laptop specs that I was able to pull from Dell's site:
Dell Studio XPS 1645
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium OA
Processor: Intel® Core i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz
GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
Hard drive: TOSHIBA MK6476GSX ATA Device
Last night, I had my laptop on for about 3 hours using it normally when I left the room for about 15 minutes. When I came back the screen was black and when I moved my finger over the touchpad nothing happened. Since the fan was running loudly and my laptop felt kind of warm, I hit the power button to turn it off and left it off until it got cool again. When I turned on the computer all the lights and sounds were normal but the screen continued to be black. I noticed there's a soft almost click noise that I'm used to hearing before the Dell logo appears and that sound is missing.
I've tried everything I can after extensive Googling yet the screen remains black. I can't get to BIOS, I can't get to Safe Mode, I can't get a picture to show using another monitor, I can't do anything. It will run an LCD test (when I hit the power button with the D key) but aside from flashing a few colored screens at me nothing happens. I read on another forum that bypassing the graphics card might help but I don't know how to do that since I can't get into BIOS. I also don't know how to manually remove the graphics card if that's a possibility. Can anyone help me here?