My monitor seems to have died.
When I turn it on, it makes some crackling sounds and then a VERY LOUD POP! Obviously it displays nothing and I fear it's the display that has blown. This would imply needing a new monitor or taking it to someone who knows how to fix things like that.
I tried to hook up an old monitor that we had lying around (which I wasn't sure was in working order, though I somewhat assumed that it was...) and it did a little bit of crackling, but then displayed a very scrambled image that could only be assumed to be the desktop because of the Internet Explorer icon making a blue line near the top.
I don't know what to do about this...but PLEASE! If you have any suggestions, or know someone who would, leave a comment or email me.