I do have a monitor so I can check tomorrow (not connected to laptop). When I turn it on the screen changes from black to grey. Would prefer to get it repaired if not to expensive as don't have the dosh for a new one.
Ok system restore done. Couldn't get computer to stay on in normal mode but okay in safe mode. Couldn't do anything in safe mode so decided to reboot. Now my laptop screen is working as is the rest of the computer. Has scared me enough to get an external back up sorted but all seems very weird to me [no idea about computers emoticon]. If Network guy or an other computer person can explain I'd be grateful!