My computer doesn’t work, what do I do?

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My son has a computer that is not working. It only has a blank screen. Also the light to the hard drive it not on. Is the hard drive broken? Can I get the computer repaired. Or do I need to buy another one?

I get so many variations on this question so often that I just have to address it.

In short: there’s nothing even close to enough information for me to hazard a guess as to what might be wrong. And it’s just not a simple yes or no question.

Let me run through a list of some of the things it might be.

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