I just recently experienced the black screen on my persario 2500 laptop. I have Windows XP. The battery light is on, the windows xp logo comes up, but right after that the computer stays on this black screen. I can actually see the arrow pointer but that's about it. I tried rebooting several ways and I also reset it but nothing. It coninues to stay the same. When I leave it on the black screen for awhile it tends to go in standby mode. I took the battery out for a minute, but when i re-started it "nothing". I am trying to fix it myself by reading other helpful msgs on this sight, but it does not work for me. Also, I hear beeping noises by the battery area. I hear the fan for about a couple of min. or so then dead. HELP HELP HELP..I need my comp. School will be starting up soon. I will appreciate anyones help with this.