Background..beast in question is a three year old HP Compaq Presario
Recent history...CD/DVD burner died, cursor would stop working, needed to be clicked off and on again, screen would not come on when beast was awoken requiring turning off and restarting.
Last Friday, beast rebooted for an update, black screen of death appeared. As I needed to leave for the weekend beast was left turned off.
Last night, pulled battery, unplugged cord and held start button down for 60 seconds, restarted beast with cable but not battery. Made sure all data backed up to external drive, turned off, put back in battery, started again no issues. Noticed heat was building up so I turned beast off for the night.
This evening, beast would not turn on. repeated battery pull, etc. Still took 13 tries to get it to turn on.
Any idea on how long till beast needs to be put down, or is there a vet who can help it?