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Check the monitor. Take the monitor and connect to another computer or laptop. If the signal is there — then it is OK. Check the cable from the system unit to the monitor. Connect the monitor to your computer, but this time use a different cable. If the picture does not change — so it's not in the cable.
Check to see if the computer starts. This can be done by ear — working computer makes a noise all of their fans are quite noticeable. But for further action auditory information is not enough, so remove the cover of the system unit, which opens access to the motherboard. If you press the power button inside the unit the computer is not alive any fan, the first thing you need to check the power supply.
Check the power supply. Take another power supply with similar capacity or exceeding it, and connect the connectors on the motherboard, as was done with the old power supply. The other components to touch yet not necessary. If the computer starts and the screen went to a picture, the weak link is found, and it's the power supply. If not, move on.
Check the graphics card. Pull the video card from the personal computer and insert another in advance making sure that it has a similar connector for video cards (PCI-E or AGP). If the graphics card has earned it to her disappear. You can put in your system unit with a known good graphics card. If video is still there, something is faulty, most likely the motherboard at least — the processor or RAM.
General diagnosis of the video card, if you doubt the quality of her work, you can check with the help of special programs: ATITool, 3Dbench, 3DMark05 and other similar. The Internet except for programs you will be able to find and detailed instructions for their use.
Advice 2: How to learn writing or not
Not all users who buy a computer have at least a basic understanding of it. For many, the most terms and concepts are unfamiliar. For example, buying a computer, these people begin to wonder whether writing them or not. Inexperience they just don't know what the computer can't be writing or not writing, and the ability to record information from it depends on the characteristics of only one of computer peripheral.
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- - the optical drive.
The ability to record information from the computer to the drives depends on the optical drive (drive) of the computer. It is the type of drive determines its functionality. To find out whether your writing drive, open "My computer". Look at the icon of your drive, written next to its type. If at the end of the drive type has the inscription RW, so it can be used to write information to discs. Also can be the situation when the name of the device written in Multi. This also means that the optical drive has the function of recording information on the disks.
Also more detailed information about the drive type and model, you can learn in this way. Click on the icon "My computer" right-click. In the context menu select "Properties". Then select "device Manager", and in it find the item DVD / CD-ROM. Click on the arrow next to it. Displays model name of your drive. The first word is the manufacturer of the drive, the following letters indicate the type. If written letters DRW, this means that the drive can record information such as DVDs and CDs.
In the case of specified letters of CRW, so the drive can read only CDs. Accordingly, to record information) or on CD-ROMs. If it says CD-ROM, it means that the drive can read CDs. But write the information. It is also possible the DVD-ROM. If this is the case, then your drive can read discs formats both CD and DVD. But write to them using this type of drive is also impossible. Can you find the reference CD/DVDW. These drives read CD media, and DVD. To record on both types of optical media.
If you were not a recorder, it's okay. It can be quickly replaced on the writing. Especially now the prices are low. And actuator replacement - a matter of minutes.