While working on a PowerPoint presentation for one of the classes I teach, the screen on my laptop suddenly filled with vertical gray and blue lines, as pictured in the accompanying photo. None of the CTRL-ALT-DEL functions would snap this laptop out of its electronic fit.
I will have to remove the battery to get the machine to restart, and I assume that my PowerPoint will be eaten by the gremlins that lurk in my laptop.
Anyone ever see a similar situation? Feel free to leave advice or tips in the comments section.