Damn I wish these pieces of shit had never been invented! I need a nerd to help me bad. I have a Dell laptop that is only about 16 months old. I am having a blank black screen problem. It's like the thing goes into sleep mode and I can't bring it back. I have to shut it down manually via the button several times and open and close the screen a bunch of times and generally curse and yell at it before it comes back on after 10 minutes of jacking with it. It's like the screen isn't getting power or something. Just black. I can hear the computer running and it sounds like it is working, just no screen. Then after one of many shut downs, it magically turns on and works like nothing was ever wrong. I have tried the "black screen of death" remedy and run all my virus scans. All clear and it still does it. Please help before Mr. Dell gets introduced to Messrs. Smith and Wesson in the back yard.