2. My four year old laptop started acting up with the screen going dark while the computer was working fine - thanks to google I figured out a quick fix. Take the battery out and hold the on button for a minute. No issues since. Others have purchased a new laptop over this same issue relating to static electricity. A new laptop is in my future as we use it for business but I would rather buy one later in the year than right now.
Cheers and have a nice weekend!