The screen goes black and the mouse turns off after 30 seconds...?
The screen started going blank because there was no signal and my usb mouse turned off both after about 30 seconds.
Then I turned it off completely, and the computer won't even turn back on. Then I unplugged it and plugged it back in. The computer then gets to the point I got it to the first time, and then I have to unplug it and plug it back in to get to the same point.
I tested the hard drive by unplugging it and used a linux live CD. The same problem occurred, so I'm sure it's not the hard drive.
A computer technician told me that the problem is the video card.
If it is, I need a way to fix the card because it's part of the motherboard. It's not something that can be removed.
I know that a video card has ports for the monitor and other components attached to it, and those ports are attached directly to the motherboard.
Thanks For Your Help
I can't access anything on the computer that involves turning it on.
The video card, as I said before, is part of the motherboard.