This little netbook worked well when I first got it. Windows 8 was installed and I upgraded to 8.1. Shortly afterwards, I noticed that when I closed the lid the computer was set to turn off and seemed to. When I opened the lid I got a bright flash (like a flashbulb) and the screen looked like it was getting ready to display, but never did. This was happening sporadically for a while. I took it to a repair shop in Februrary who said they fixed it and it worked until last May and then it started to do it again. I tried altering the power options - no help. Each time I pressed the power button, I got the bright flash and the charcoal gray screen you get before the logo come on. When I keep the lid open, the computer sleeps and wakes us just fine. Now, if the lid is closed accidentally, I have to turn the computer off and on several times, try resetting the battery. This last time I tried getting it display the start screen for a couple of days with no luck. I finally left it alone with the lid open for another day, came back and it powered up normally. Anyone have any ideas about this?